9/28/09

I Can't Stop B4976ing

Butterick 4976 pattern is becoming my ultimate dress pattern its my third one.. totally love the dress. This dress is perfect for me as a working woman who wants to get away every-now-and-then from the tailored suits. I love the feeling of being comfortable and still confident in this dress. I shied away from dresses for a few years and focused on suits, thinking who needs the hassle of a tight fitting dress and more particularly a dress that's ill-fitting. I made a few shift dresses for the summer, but feel this style of dress best suits me.

For this dress, again I used a medium-weight knit in a deep apricot with a mini houndstooth print. I thought I had enough brown faux-leather to make a belt, thinking it would look great with this dress. I will need to make a trip to the fabric store for some faux-leather... ooo what about faux leather for a contrasting trim... mmm... thinking.... thinking

Ok... back to why I need a few more of these dresses, they are figure flattering to my body, I can wear it casually or semi-formally, a quick & easy outfit to throw on in a hurry. I have a few ideas swimming in my head on what to do for the next one and the next one and the next one....yeah, I know overkill.... but I love the dress...lol

Collar Version

Ruffle Neckline

Border print on sleeve & hem


wide lapel



Cuff sleeves



... sheesh the possibilities are endless

20 comments:

LoverofWords said...

I love it, it looks good on you and with the multitude of fabric choices why not make several more. They can be work to work, parties or even church.

Mz.Choize said...

Girl stop it, STOP IT!! lol. That dress is too cute! Now, I want one, ...two or four. Those variations are nice also, I cant wait to see what you do next!

Sewtellme said...

This dress is gorgeous. I love the color. I don't have to dress up for work so usually only wear casual dresses during the summer but I keep buying these knit dress patterns so maybe I'll try a few this Fall/Winter. Keep B4976ing, it's inspirational.

Shannon said...

Another excellent rendition - you must have a closet full of amazing dresses now!

Tanya said...

If you find a good thing, I say work it! And you are working the H E double hock sticks out of this dress, they all look great and different.

gold said...

When you find something you love I say made as many times as you like! LOL :) It looks good Girl!

stillpatrice said...

If it ain't broke don't fix it :) cute dress, cute color

Opal said...

I love it.. If its working for you keep doing your thing.... Perhaps in a few months after I get my waistline under control I may try this pattern....by the way I like the fabric...

del said...

If something works, I say keep doing it! That is a GREAT pattern; it has figure flattering details for just about anyone. Love that color!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I swear you're going to make me start sewing again ! You're right the possibilities are endless because you could make all of them !

Susan said...

I just saw this pattern in my bin this morning. I love what yours. The possibilities are endless. I'd love to try it with an added ruffle!

Sew-Ann said...

Really nice dress and fabric pattern. REALLYYYY nice.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love it that you are making this over and over again! Another wonderful version!!!

Gail said...

When you are onto a good thing, stick with it. Love the idea for sleeveless in teal with the ruffle.

Adrienne said...

Very cute girl!

Shari said...

Love it. Looks great! Now I want to make one :)

robin said...

Looks great! I've made two of these myself.

Cennetta said...

Girl, I believe in workin' a pattern to works for me. This is obviously a winner. You have achieved different looks with each version. I say work it!
C

NGLaLALa said...

Ooo.. very nice dress! I looks good every time!

jae said...

I do loooove that wrap style...