Tuesday, November 22, 2011

You can now have my TNT dress pattern too!

I've made 51 dresses from an OOP dress pattern that I've been using for at least a dozen years.  When the new Butterick patterns came out, I realized that if  you're a plus size woman (or even if you aren't) you can now own a pattern that is very similar to the pattern that I've been using forever.


It's Butterick 5706:


...and except for that weird extra long back view, this pattern is pretty close to mine.  The u-neckline is a little deeper, but the pattern includes a v-neckline version, cap and elbow length sleeves.  What really makes this dress a winner in my book is that it only has side bust darts on the dress front piece.  If you're supporting a little extra abdomen like I am, this really is a flattering look.  


For those who don't have the booty issues that I do, there are even back darts for some additional fitting, so you won't feel like you're wearing a great big ole tent.  Now even though I have my well used TNT pattern, I bought this pattern.  I really want to make a version and see how this pattern works...so sooner or later a dress from this pattern will be showcased here...


While purchasing patterns during the last Club BMV sale (well actually the sale before this last one!), I also bought Butterick 5719.


  
Not only did the princess seamed jacket appeal to me but the princess seamed dress did too.  I'm sure that if I dug around in my extensive pattern collection, I probably have a princess seamed dress like this but honestly, I was just too lazy to look...especially since this look wasn't in the set of patterns that I've just recently organized.  Anyway, this is the pattern that I want to use for the purple sheath dress I'm feening for.


I still have no idea what I'll be making this weekend...just that I will be sewing! Yeahhhhh!!!


...as always, more later!

12 comments:

  1. I have always avoided wearing fitted dresses because I have a really complicated shape. The fashion experts claim I have a pear shape, but I don't think they take into consideration the protrusion I have behind me..lol...I Like the way your dresses fit you. I hope one day I will be able to tweak a pattern to accommodate my bum and hips, and not make me look awful.

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  2. I like the look of the dress & jacket. I'm going to have to re-familiarize myself with Butterick patterns. It used to be my favorite pattern company.

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  3. Carolyn, it will be interesting to see if there is a run on that Butterick pattern--thanks for posting this information. I look forward to seeing how you like this pattern in comparison to Old Faithful!

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  4. I must have butterick 5719.... Like everything about it.... Thanks for spotlighting the pattern.

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  5. Such an enabler! I must get Butterick 5719 too. I have several silk tweeds that would be perfect for that jacket.

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  6. I'm going to have to buy a sewing machine! I think you have planted something in my heart! I love to read and see what you have been sewing. Your dresses are beautiful!

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  7. My heart skipped a beat when I read the title of your post. LOL. A TNT dress pattern is the holy grail IMHO. And princess seams are indeed a curvy gal's friend!

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  8. I am so impressed and amazed after viewing your gallery. It's incredibly inspiring to see that you came up with all those beautiful design details to make every dress different and special. It's another good reminder to me to stop buying so many patterns that are so similar. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  9. I know that there are 100's of sewist that thank you for that tip. To have used a pattern for this long, makes it a valuable TNT. Now we can all have one.

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  10. Thanks for sharing! I like that pattern. I always go for dresses that have gathers, because of my tummy...but perhaps I will rethink my look!

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  11. Your TNT dresses are all TDF. I love the princess dress and jacket. That would be perfect for the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing it. I'm delighted your mojo is back.

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