9/2/12

Butterick 5706



 The high-low dress/top trend has grabbed my attention and wanted to try it.  I selected Butterick 5706Semi-fitted lined dress (fitted through the bust) with neckline variations and back zipper; self-lined sleeves.  D: unlined, below elbow length sleeves.



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I did Version C: sleeveless high-low dress

Line Drawing



The fabric suggestion is novelty fabrics and decided to use a silver metallic knit from Sav-a-thon that I'd purchased during one of its $1.00/yd no-cut sales.   There are only 2 pattern pieces, and knew I couldn't go wrong. Since the fabric is a knit I opted out of an fba and proceeded to cut the fabric and mark accordingly with its bust darts and back darts.  Must admit since I tend to have issues of bust dart location, I tend to do my bust darts after assembling the garment... yeah.... please don't ask, but it works out.  However, bust darts were not needed, but needed front waist darts and using my fisheye dart template, measured 7" down from the neckline and 5" from the side seams for waist dart placement.

Once the garment was constructed and tried on, I immediately noticed the error of my ways.  I could've raised the neckline about an 1" and my eyes gravitated to the seam along the back piece.  During the cutting process, I cut the back with a center back seam, not for the purpose of the back zipper, but to avoid pooling along my lower back (putting in a center back seam tends to eliminate pooling.

WTH!!! I was fit to be tied... how did I do that... mmmmmmmmm

Well... what does one do.... but make it work.  I hacked off the bottom of the dress, serged, folded 1/4" to the inside and final stitched.

End result, perfect party dress or date nite dress.  


To my surprise, my guy immediately stated that he loves the new look.  0_o... my response was what do you mean new look.  He said he saw the dress earlier and was worried... all I could do was smh and hand him the camera....lol


Conclusion: If one is looking for a simple dress, this dress is perfect with little fitting issues.

Until then Have a Beautiful....


Happy Labor Day with fireworks and balloons Stock Photo - 14399989





40 comments:

Adelaide B said...

I like this dress a lot. I have to tell you, I am not sold on this high/low business. Occasionally I'll see something that works, but mostly it just looks wrong to my eye. And then there are the finishing issues. Are you going to try it again?

Sheila said...

Thank you Adelaide, If I come across another double-sided fabric..maybe. For now, I'm thinking about what fabrics I have in my stash to make this dress work appropriate.

Judith said...

Looks super! I also am not a fan of the high/low dresses. Will be great for work with a little jacket over as well...

Sheila said...

Thank you Judith. I agree with a jacket or cardi, it would make another version perfect for work.

velosewer said...

This is a great style on you and it looks fantastic at night.

Sheila said...

Thank you Velosewer.

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

As always.... Very cute. You really know and understand your style

Patty said...

Very cute....and I like it both with the belt and without!

Linda T said...

Beautiful! I've not been attracted to the high/low due to the showing seams, hem finishes, etc.

Myra said...

Great simple yet elegant dress...the fabric is just gorgeous!

Sheila said...

Thanks Ladies.

SEWN said...

Cute dress. I love it!

Sheila said...

Thanks Elizabeth.

Andrea said...

You look lovely.

Sheila said...

Thanks Andrea.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It IS a very pretty dress and looks amazing on you!

Brenda said...

Your dress is beautiful and I love the hair!

Brenda said...

I love the dress and the fabric choice. It looks great on you and I do love the hairstyle. BTW, I love your wrap dresses they are all so lovely.

Re's Home on the Road said...

Silvery and sexy!

Sheila said...

Thank you Ladies


@ Brenda... I like to think the wrap dress is my signature style...lol Thanks for the lovely compliment on my hair, it was time for a remix...lol. My hopes for tomorrow is to make a black knit wrap dress.

@ Re's Home on the Road... I like that Silvery & Sexy.

Lori said...

Your dress looks fantastic on you. Great job once again.

gwensews said...

That's a pretty little dress, and absolutely ready for some night life!

Faye Lewis said...

You certainly glammed up that simple pattern.

Mocha Scrapper said...

Loving this...looks fantastic on you!!!

Positively Necie said...

Cute and Simple...Love the dress and the look on you.

MAD14kt said...

Look at Sheila Baby...It turned out nice in the end. You know your guy have a FASHION eye :)

toy said...

Great Save!
you look fabulous

Anonymous said...

Looks sensational on you. This mistake had a happy ending! Noriecreates

Rosie said...

You look great! (Sorry I am late for the party but you know where I was this past weekend.)

Knitaholictoo said...

Gorgeous, Sheila!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the beautiful compliments.

I am hoping to wear it next weekend. My sister is celebrating her birthday.

Aminat said...

Sometimes little things go a long way, love your beautiful dress

Lynneb said...

I love it Sheila! It looks incredible on you! I just made two versions of this very same shift dress! Awesome pattern.

GodsgirlT said...

I agree with Lynneb this does look incredible! Love the price of the fabric too...that's right up my alley!

Mary Sarah said...

Whoooo! Great dress! Love the fabric and you hubby's comment made me laugh!

Sewtellme said...

Great dress Sheila. What is this fisheye dart template" that you speak of? Did you make it yourself?

Sheila said...

Thanks for the awesome compliments.

@ Kelly, the fisheye dart template is homemade. Some dress patterns do not have waist darts, especially shift dresses. I need waist shaping with those type of dresses and decided to make a dart template. Used a dress pattern with darts and traced it onto a manila folder, then cut to shape. I also made a bust dart template too. Just a nifty tool for those special sewing projects.

Brandi said...

Sheila, you look great. I love how your dress turned out. I bet it was nice to get a compliment from your guy too!

Nik said...

I love the fabric you chose. and the dress fits you well.

Sister said...

Beautiful, and I like it without the belt too.