I like this dress' silhouette. I like how it's a great staple, how it can be made up in various fabrics and that simple embellishments can give it a new twist. Somewhere in my travels through the internet, I saw a dress like this and I knew that I could make my own using Butterick 5147. This is my fourth version and I have version five already planned...I'm sure that there will be even more in the future.
St. John ponte knit purchased earlier this year
22" stone invisible zipper
brown embroidery floss
Instead of cutting the front pattern piece on the fold, I added a 5/8" seam allowance and sewed the two front pieces together. I wanted a front seam for embellishment purposes.
Since I didn't line the dress, I simply pressed down a 5/8" seam allowance at the neckline and the armholes. I pressed stitch witchery into the seam allowance to stabilize them and used a twin needle to stitch the armholes flat. I also used twin needle stitching for the dress' hemline.
I got a lot of bang for the buck from this very easy sew. It took about 4 hours from cut to finish ~ even with the hand stitching! I definitely see more of these in my future.
A few more pics...
Dress with Butterick 6002 jacket
Dress with Burda 8869 cardigan
Dress & Cardigan back
Piece number five for The City in Winter Collection is done. This was an unexpected piece that I added but since it works with both toppers, I'm glad that I did include it.
...as always more later!