8/16/10

B5147 Dress Sew Along

Butterick 5147: Misses Petite Jacket, Top, Dress and Skirt



Being that this is my fifth B5147 dress, there is not much more to add except the use of grommets.  I wanted a simple dress with a lil bit of  urban flair and the use of metal was the key. 



Ahhh... a glass of wine after work...

The placement of the grommets were inspired by Maggy London's Grommet Dress, retailing for $98.00 at Nordstrom.


I drew a horizontal line along the circumference of  the dress to use as my guide for placing the grommets...




The fabric is a medium weight double knit in a black pinstripe. 

The second row of grommets in the back were spaced farther apart than the front, by then I was exhausted from all the hammering.  In my haste to finish this dress my back darts are not even, but seriously it did not break the dress.  My right arm still feels like limp noodles...lol  Normally, I opt out of the center back zipper when using a knit, but since this was a medium weight knit and not a lot of cross-wise stretch, I played it safe by putting in a zipper.  Also I opted out of the back split.




Of course, by now everyone knows how much I love the style line of this dress, totally simple with many possibilities.

Mmmm... a quick swig.... before another pic...mmmm


Ok... time to put the drink down and take a serious photo...


This was a great sew along... love my dress... Thank You Elizabeth & Carolyn.

33 comments:

Daisy said...

Your dress looks really great and the grommets give it a completely unique look.

Victoria said...

Lovely dress! The grommets were definitely an exciting feature!

Candice said...

Your dress is so lovely.....

Carol said...

You are my sewing inspiration! I love everything you make and if we lived in the same country I would probably raid your washing line. This is a great dress and I will probably steal your idea at some point.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Is that your skin showing through the grommets? I need to know so that when I copy your idea, and I am going to copy, I need to get it right!

Erica B. said...

Fabulous dress! Loved the grommets!

Karine said...

Cute dress. I like the grommet detail.

MAD14kt said...

Way to go girl!

Taki J said...

Nice addition. You wear it well.

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

That's a nice touch :)

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

That's a really nice touch :)

Lori said...

Great job on the dress and the grommets are a fantastic feature.

Ophelia.K said...

Kakkoii!!! (means cool in Japanese)
I love it. It's modern simple dress. You look so great and the wine looks good too:)

Gail said...

The grommets are a nice touch on the waist. I hope your drinking an Australian wine!

Sister said...

Awesome idea - the dress is great!

Sheila said...

Thank you for the Awesome compliments.

I would encourage all to definitely do grommets. Its such a great detail and a great way to strenghten your arms...lol

@Carol: To think that I seriously machine wash most of my clothes and use a dry rack to lay them upon...lol So happy to hear that I inspire you... can I say I am looking forward to your version with grommets and all.


I love this style immensely that I purchased the pattern again.

@Knittingmachinequeen: By the time I got home and had a glass of wine the only thing under that dress was a Bra... snickering, but wore a full slip under the dress for work. I didn't line the dress, since it was a medium weight knit and has the right hang.

ChristineB said...

Really, really lovely. I have that pattern, and will bookmark your blog post for when I get around to making it up.

toy said...

I love it
the wine, the dress, the grommets, the haircut, you look sharp mama!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Now that's how you should work a TNT pattern! :) Love the grommet detail. I thought you were going to put them around the neckline but the waistline is an even more exciting feature! Love it and can't wait to see what version 6 & 7 look like!

Uma Preve said...

Wow, the dress looks very nice! The grommets gave a lift to the garment.... Nice work!

Angela said...

Oh very nice! I love the grommets! Your house is very lovely, too.

Mary Sarah said...

Amazing dress! Love the gromets! It's a great pattern. Your cards turned out really nice. I like the idea of gift bags too. They'll make your gifts even more special!

Joyce in NC said...

Another great dress from B5147. The grommets add a great detail. You are definitely inspiring me. You look very lovely in your new dress.

b4thedoor.com said...

What a great way to style up a simple sheath dress. Your grommets are hot! Awesome dress!

Tanya said...

What a great idea to add the grommets it really makes the dress, tell Nordstrom in yo face lol.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love the grommets and love this dress. You look fantastic!

Kelroc said...

Love the dress. The grommets upped the style.

Sheila said...

Thanks again for the beautiful compliments.

@ Angela, Thank you dear for the lovely compliment on my home, now if only I could stop sewing long enough to clean....lol

@ Carolyn: I'd plan on retiring the dress and make more items from the jacket and skirt, but my mind is visualing other subtle embellishments I could use. So a 6& 7 version is a definite.

@ Mary Sarah... Thank you.. my cardmaking and bag making is still in its infancy and with more practice will get it just right. I just ordered graphics for making boxes with the cricut expression, so looking forward to playing with that.

Faye Lewis said...

Ok, you really hurt me with this one (lol). You've out done me enough.

Rosie said...

Sorry I'm late to the party. I don't know what I can add to what everyone has already said. I love the dress and looking forward to the other versions. Did you need the wine after putting the grommets in?

Handmade said...

Great dress!!

gwensews said...

The grommets are a great touch. Your dress is very chic, and still professional looking. Nice work!

Barbara said...

What a smart, smart idea with the grommets - and a pretty brave thing to start hammering in a dress. Looks great.