8/1/11

Butterick 5606 Samurai...mmmm

Staying true to my game, I purchased the double sided black fabric and worked up Butterick 5606 in the original version.

Pattern Description: Pullover dress with close-fitting bodice, slightly flared skirt, ties extending from sides seams and can be worn foreward or backwards.  The front neckline has a slightly V-shape and the back neckline is rounded.



 As with my 1st & 2nd B5606s, the dress went together easily.   However, I have not finished the neckline, armholes & hem.  I wanted to construct the main part of the dress to get a feel of how it looks on and how the ties work sewn into the side seam.

I am glad I purchased 2.5 yards, I made the belt longer. Also I did not remove the excess from the side seams, figuring the ease was necessary to better facilitate the wrapping of the ties. 

It so hard to photograph black... so I lightened all the pics.


Tried it on and mmmmm.... not too keen on the batwings on the sides. Also, since I lengthened the ties I could darn near jump rope... ok... overkill. Tried the diferent variations and I felt like I was doing a Samurai dance... ok... double overkill.




Conclusion, I am not feeling the original version. It could be operator error... So most likely tonight I will remove the samurai  ties, take out the excess from the side seams, shorten the ties and make into an independent sash.



I really like my first two dresses... truly I do.


Oh well, I gave it a try, but it just didn't work for me.  I will say the back was the only part that look good.

There is another pattern similar to this one McCalls 6353 and will take a closer look at that one. 

However, I can see making a few more like my first version of B5606... definitely a few more.

Until the next time... All have a Great Week.

14 comments:

MAD14kt said...

Go Sheila Baby! You just taking the world/pattern over, LOL :)

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

This is SO cool and looks perfect for summer!

Faye Lewis said...

You've done a fantastic job as usual. I for one have been afraid of the pattern and any other one that calls for so much fabric.

Irene said...

Not all patterns work for all people - personal preference should win out. That's shy we sew, right? Your other versions looked fantastic.

Andrea said...

That dress looks great, I can't wait to see a picture of you in it. I think I might have to add this one to my list. I just finished listening to your podcast as well. Go girl!!!!

Shari said...

Sorry it didn't work out for you.
Glad the others workout.

Adelaide B said...

I hate it when the idea in my head doesn't look so great on my body. On the other hand, every dress is a lesson. (Although some are really annoying lessons.) I do like this dress though and wish I could see what it looks like one.

Candice said...

I love this dress! Sorry it didn't completely work for you..

Mary Sarah said...

I like the dress and jumping rope in a dress could be fun! No need to waste time changing into workout clothes. Just saying ....
The first 2 dresses look great and I know this one will too.

Cennetta said...

Ooh Wee. The a sexy little number.

Myra said...

Well I guess you really can't win them all...right Sheila? Although this dress is very elegant, if you're not comfortable....I just won't work!!

Handmade said...

That's a shame - it looks great on the dummy.

Noile said...

Oh, how frustrating, Sheila! I keep wanting to make this dress, but keep talking myself out of it, thinking I'd get exactly these results. Sigh. I guess some patterns aren't meant to be.

Your previous ones look great, though, so you had the right idea in the first place. I love the idea of these dresses, but in real life they just seem to have too much tie!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to read your review of this pattern... That was my main concern with buying this pattern! I really like being comfortable and tugging on clothes all day is not my idea of comfort! Love your work on this, but I think I'll pass on it!!