A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 297,207
Currently Running With Scissors:
444 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Butterick B6582 - Joan Holloway would approve!  (Read 6166 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
wizkid
« on: March 24, 2010 07:01:22 PM »



Butterick B6582.... oh, how I have waited for you! I bought this pattern about five years ago. I thought it would be perfect made up in white stretch satin. I bought the satin about three years ago... and it sat on my sewing table. And sat... until I cut it out last summer, and finally put it together last week. Whew. Only took five years for it to come together.



Overall, I think it turned out great. Not that I'm sure white stretch satin was the best choice... but the pattern is solid. The only part I disliked was the "cross over" neckline. Not much of a cross. More like a two-part-sewn-down neckline. The pattern was not too difficult, maybe an intermediate level? I would certainly recommend it. I love the late 50's, early 60's feel.

Also blogged http://katiesredumbrella.blogspot.com/2010/03/vintage-charm.html.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2010 07:15:48 PM by wizkid » THIS ROCKS   Logged

the blog: http://katiesredumbrella.blogspot.com/

the etsy: http://katiecanavan.etsy.com

ravelry: serafinapekkala
mauoijenn
Future Ms. Lord Vader
Offline Offline

Posts: 99
Joined: 18-Jul-2009

Crafted in 1978...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010 07:41:24 PM »

Wow! Go you!!! It looks AWESOME!! I can only dream of sewing clothes. Great job!  Grin  Hitting this ROCKS!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

... so many ideas ... so little time ... We are about to MOVE!! (crafting for my family's new crib)

"I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year." - To Kill a Mockingbird
Linnyhb
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010 07:42:35 PM »

ooh la la! Very pretty.  I love vintage dresses.  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sum1smuma
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010 08:02:56 PM »

I think this was worth the five years of hard work, Gorgeous!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Ya just can't stop a crafty girl!
savage pixie
Offline Offline

Posts: 701
Joined: 08-Jun-2008

will sew for shoes


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010 08:16:33 PM »

It looks incredible! Great job.  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar.

my wist http://wists.com/savagepixie
BunnyTuTu
Offline Offline

Posts: 1035
Joined: 10-Aug-2007

Is it because I have a waffly nose?


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010 02:55:26 AM »

Absolutely beautiful dress Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
wizkid
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010 12:02:35 PM »

Thanks, everyone!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

the blog: http://katiesredumbrella.blogspot.com/

the etsy: http://katiecanavan.etsy.com

ravelry: serafinapekkala
Lolos Attic
Offline Offline

Posts: 20
Joined: 09-Oct-2012

Paper cutting of a daisy


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012 06:40:15 AM »

It's hard to see the cross-over in the white - you'd have to add a contrast piping or something to get it to show up.  Here's one of the same pattern that shows the cross a little more:



I prefer the single-sided pleats yours has tho - especially on the single-tone satin, it adds dimension.  Prolly wouldn't use a stretch fabric myself; maybe a heavy brocade or some type of upholstery fabric, then a shrug in a complementary color to wear in fall/winter.  Can totally see wearing this to the symphony.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2012 06:41:44 AM by Lolos Attic » THIS ROCKS   Logged

...of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax, and cabbages, and kings.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How To Create A Better Story - Motion Sketches Ep4
How To Create A Better Story - Motion Sketches 3
How to Create Better Media - Motion Sketches 2
How to Create A Better Story - Motion Sketches 1
How to Debunk Hollywood Urban Legends
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.