Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Color Blocking with Butterick 5677 - Done

This dress was generally easy to make but time consuming. I find it difficult to quantify the amount of time I spent due to distractions here and then, but all in all it was well worth's all the efforts.
Pattern review after the pictures: Sorry for my look in these pictures, they were taken after a long day at work;

Pattern review:
Fabric: Ponte and Tricot knits from Fabricland, these fabric have been in my stash for about two years. Pattern Description: Close fitting, lined dress has cap sleeves, front and back seam details, exposed zipper
Pattern Sizing: I cut size 14 for bodice and graded up to 16 from waist down using the waist markings and  pattern line drawings .
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?: Pretty much I will say
Were the instructions easy to follow: So easy, especially with the pattern numbering, the odd and even pattern pieces were grouped by colour which makes it so easy
 Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:  I did few to achieve my desire look.
  1. I lengthened the hem by 2", I could have added more because I had to reduce the hem to 1/4" from 1 1/4" which makes a total extra length of 3"
  2. I interfaced the neckline
  3. I used invisible zipper
  4. Used bagging method for the lining,
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Love the style and the fit.
Would you recommend it to others?: I highly recommend to everyone who likes the style. I think one of this style is enough for me, so won't be making it again.
Conclusion: One of the reasons I joined the Fearless February sewalong  (though not February yet...) is to sew outside my comfort zone, with this pattern, I will say I have been able to achieve at least this goal. I have used the bagging method of lining once and only in jacket lining, I never knew I could do the same with dress, until I read mimig blog's  where she mentioned  the process again and that was when it occurred to me that I could do the same with my dress. I plan to use this method more in any sewing that involves lining, because of the cleaner and more professional finish .
I am still a work in progress but enjoying every process.
Lesson's Learned: Bagging method of lining dress

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  1. Love it!!!! I have this can't decide which colors to use. You look marvelous!

  2. Your dress turned out beautifully! Love the colors you chose.

  3. I like your color choice! It makes a wonderful dress!

  4. I love the drama of the colors and the clean lines of this dress. Well done.

  5. Very pretty! I also never thought about bagging the lining in a dress. Great tip.

  6. Very Cute, this looks great on you

  7. That dress rocks. It's such a great fit on you. Love it.

    1. Thank you velosewer, I olove it too

  8. What a lovely dress. You look gorgeous in it!

  9. Mesmerizing dress on you, Animat! Thank you for sharing.:-)

  10. Love, love it, what a kick that purple gives. I can totally relate to the distractions :)

  11. Beautiful - it looks great on you !

  12. thank for the review - I have this pattern and keen to make it up after seeing your version - its lovely.

  13. Terrific dress. That's one that stands up and shouts "I am awesome"!

  14. Love the color combo with the purple and white!

  15. Fabulous dress! I love the colors you used!

  16. This dress turned out to be very stunning!!!! You did a wonderful job---the fit and design are perfect!!!

  17. I love this dress and the colors used.Gorgeous!