Butterick B5734 Final

I have finally completed my first dress all by myself! YAY!! I will definitely tell you it was fun and hard at the same time trying to learn my way through new sewing techniques and redoing my zipper a few times. :)

Some problems that I ran in to was I didn't measure the dress on my body before sewing the back seam for the zipper because once I finally finished the zipper (after removing the first zipper that I sewed on backwards, lol) I put the dress on and realized i needed to take it in a half inch on each side.


The hardest part of the entire project was hemming the bottom of the dress!! Since the skirt was made of 5 pieces (which gave it a flared look vs. just having one rectangular piece of fabric) it was hard to take the hem up an equal amount all around because when I folded the fabric up it created extra fabric and didn't lay flat at all. It was also hard to fold up the hem an equal amount all around because once I sewed the skirt pieces together some pieces were longer than others at the bottom, which i should have double checked before sewing them all together.


Overall if I ever decided to redo this dress I've learned some very valuable lessons. The dress fits great and I like the wide straps. I also think the pockets are super fun and very trendy on dresses right now. When I get better at sewing and finishing dresses I would love to try this dress again. As you can see from the back I would still need to put a hook and eye above the zipper.


Onto the next project!
-Colby

10 comments:

  1. I had no idea what an amazing seamstress you are! It looks great!

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  2. I am doing this pattern, my first attempt at a dress. I am so confused by the pocket instructions! Thanks for posting your pictures, I didn't know what the final result was supposed to look like (hidden pockets, fully lined, etc?) So I went on a google hunt. Good work, and thanks!

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  3. I'm glad I could help! The pockets looked hard at first since its not like your typical pockets on a dress, but it looks great. This was one of my first dresses too! Good luck :)

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  4. I want to show you mine, now that I am done... no option to attach a picture! Badger.

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  5. This dress looks fantastic on you, and I love the print. Great job! : )

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  6. You did a such a great job and it looks fabulous!!

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  7. i am having difficulty putting the bodice together i cant figure it out

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