Thursday, July 29, 2010

Butterick 5147

I've had this pattern for years...and for the last couple of years it's made my to-sew list during both the spring/summer and fall/winter seasons...see how versatile this pattern is!  Yet somehow at the end of every season it remains unsewn.

Butterick 5147

It's not that I haven't been inspired by others versions to try it...Sheila's dresses come to mind...but it just never gets made. That is until this year!  Since Elizabeth is looking for "The Perfect Sheath Dress" pattern, I suggested that several of us sew along with her to give her an incentive to make up this dress and turn it into a TNT pattern...that way she will always have a great dress whenever she needs one.  And as you can see, she's already completed version one and is on to version two.

My journey will begin using View D, since I already have a TNT sheath-like dress pattern and I would like to make a more a-line version.  The sew-along lasts until August 13th.  We are loading our pics and have set up a discussion board on flickr.  Feel free to join us or just watch as we all make our own version of B5147.

Now you know I haven't started my dress yet...hey, I have until August 13th! *LOL*  But I will be working on it soon...so stay tuned!

...as always, more later!

10 comments:

  1. Yeah!!!! Can't wait to see your version.

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  2. Plenty of time! You are on my type of timeline...nothing like a bit of pressure! Can't wait to see it!

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  3. Carolyn, me and you both ... I have yet to start).

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  4. I've had that pattern for awhile too, I think it's time to get to work on it. I probably won't make the sew-in but I've surely been inspired by Sheila and Elizabeth.

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  5. Splendid! I have this pattern as well. Maybe I'll join the sew along. Thanks for the invitation.

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  6. Looking forward to seeing your version. I think I will search for a pattern and give it a try as well.

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  7. I am working on this right now! Can't wait to see what you do with this and I'm signing up for the SAL.

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  8. Looking forward to your B5147.

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  9. I loved Elizabeth's version one and her version two is going to be fabulous. Now I'm really looking forward to seeing yours. I think I'm definitely going to have to get this pattern - I rather like the style of the jacket as well as the dress.

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  10. I think I am long out of the sewing loop. What does the TNT mean?

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