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
Border print on sleeve & hem
... sheesh the possibilities are endless