4/26/15

Butterick 5672 Repeat

When you have an event to go to as a sewista, we immediately think what will I sew.   Of course, I waited to the last minute and thought a safe bet was to refashion my already refashioned faux leather dress, but decided against it.  Then pulled out my lace dress, but decided against that too, because honestly, I wanted to sew.

Safest best is to go with a pattern that has already been made and I chose Butterick 5672.  This pattern has become a TNT after making a few ... herehere, & here.

I chose a butter soft black embossed faux leather for the bodice and a black/white printed knit for the skirt.


The dress went together effortlessly.  I opted out of a back zipper since the faux leather had sufficient stretch and could be pulled over my head.


All the seams were serged, armholes were folded to the inside and final stitched and for the skirt, I used lite weight heat n' bond for the hem.


I had enough faux leather left over and cut a shawl, but decided not to go with it.  The event was semi formal and thought the shawl would be a bit much and opted for an old L.oft leather swing jacket instead.  


There was enough of the black/white knit fabric and used McCalls 6796 (modified).  

The event was really nice and a good chance to see friends that I had not seen in years. With that out of the way, I need another New Look 6351.

Until then,
Have a Great Week.

18 comments:

Linda said...

You definitely got great mileage out of the knit fabric. Dress and jacket look great. Glad you had a good time.

Juanita said...

Very nice!!!!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

What a great outfit! Cute and comfortable!!!

Faye Lewis said...

Gorgeous outfit Shelia!

Andrea said...

Nice. I like a sure thing.

Sheila said...

Thank you Ladies.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your outfit looks beautiful. Love that pattern.

Dorothy DotDot said...

I really like the unique fabric design. This is a beautiful outfit.

alethia said...

Beautiful dress!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Cool fabric, and dress turned out great! I remember when Sandra Betzina came here for a weekend class, I wore my jeans made the previous year with her pattern. I felt like a little kid showing off for the teacher - it's fun to wear your stuff to "Sewista events!"

L said...

I second Linda's comment! I like how you paired the faux leather and knit to make the dress. Nice!

Noriecreates said...

Love this!

Sheila said...

Thank you Ann.

Sheila said...

Thank you Dorothy. I had picked up the black/white @ my favorite fabric spot for a $1.00/yd and couldn't resist.

Sheila said...

Thank you L.

Sheila said...

Thank you Noriecreates.

Sheila said...

Thank you Sister.

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia.