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Title: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: Brandybee on April 06, 2010 10:04:49 PM



Made from Butterick 5195.
(the black bit on top is my tank top)






I made size 28, even though I am pretty sure I am a 26, I wanted it to be super comfy.

This is the first item of clothing I have ever made that I actually want to wear (halloween costumes don't count).



The fabric is possibly some kind of polyester (?). I get very overwhelmed when surrounded by too much pretty fabric. It's not stretchy at all and it has a slight sheen to it.
I bought it at FabricLand, on the discount wall, for 60% off. I just about crapped my pants with joy when I found it.





I was hesitant about the elastic waist, it's in a casing. It turned out better than I thought it would, but if I make this pattern again, I'd like to try a shirred waist, as I've never shirred before...

All the inner seams are zigzagged (every time I glance at my Mother's serger I can feel it give me hate vibes).
The hems are zigzagged and folded under about a cm and sewn. I did this so the hem wouldn't be as heavy (and irritating to sew).
The neckline was done with a rolled hem, which I have never done before. It's a little iffy in places, but not too bad. In hindsight, I wish I had done the same as I did on the hems, but oh well.












Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: zombiekilla on April 06, 2010 10:42:40 PM
hot mama!! I want one! I was literally JUST looking at that pattern (and a few others) online. I am wanting to try a dress this summer!


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: Brandybee on April 06, 2010 10:46:46 PM
It was easy to make too! There are only 5 pieces, plus the elastic. I didn't get stressed out once while making it, that's a miracle in itself.


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: lvl0rg4n on April 06, 2010 11:39:58 PM
I bought this pattern the other day! I plan on it being my first piece of clothing to wear. I'm a size 26 so I will do a 28 as well.

Thanks!


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: thenorm02 on April 06, 2010 11:51:00 PM
I <3 this!!! totally put it on the "patterns to get" list!! great job!


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: E-mack on April 07, 2010 01:45:56 AM
Beautiful !! Love the pattern, especially as you say its so simple.  Suits you. But I also love the fabric - great print.


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: Psycho Sue on April 07, 2010 03:50:29 AM
It's really beautiful and flattering on you  ;D You did a really great job!


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: claydaze on April 07, 2010 04:45:12 AM
Beautiful dress! The shape, the color, the pattern are lovely and it flatters your figure well. You did a great job sewing this dress. I say... save this pattern and make it up in other colors and patterns for a closet filled with spring and summer dresses made for you and by you!


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: Ludi on April 07, 2010 06:55:38 AM
It is so pretty.  I wish I knew what the shape of the top pattern pieces is.  I don't usually buy patterns.



Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: iuliasuavis on April 07, 2010 12:51:22 PM
The fabric is so pretty. 60% off! Thats so great.


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: kitschykraftkitten on April 07, 2010 05:11:17 PM
Beautiful and comfy... words I love to live by!  Love it!


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: Brandybee on April 07, 2010 05:17:57 PM
It is so pretty.  I wish I knew what the shape of the top pattern pieces is.  I don't usually buy patterns.





I took a pic of the top pieces for you Ludi. The left is the back, right the front. It can be made with long or short sleeves.






Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: rottenlittleboys on April 07, 2010 07:48:20 PM
I love this dress on you. But it may not have been as sweet if you had crapped your pants.  ;)


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: bananabanana on April 08, 2010 03:39:06 AM
wow, that's gorgeous. Well done.


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: RubyD on April 08, 2010 05:35:24 PM
Super Cute! Great Job!


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: Ludi on April 08, 2010 05:49:36 PM
Thank you for those patterns!   :)


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: Nellyphant on May 16, 2010 11:59:52 AM
It looks great.  I'm considering purchasing this pattern myself now too.


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: sapphireluna on July 15, 2010 03:43:17 PM
i just made this as a long top to go over leggins...great easy pattern!!


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: beth8144 on July 22, 2010 07:58:15 AM
So pretty I love the pattern and the material you found SCORE it is lovely great job.


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: TechnicallyKammie on July 27, 2010 09:14:34 PM
How pretty! I love this pattern, so flattering. It's been on my to make for an infinite amount of time! ;D


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: Goddess_Kristie on August 05, 2010 11:34:25 PM
It looks great! I really like that print, too.
I was looking at this pattern a few days ago, and I have a question about it. When you say you're a 26 do you mean that you measured as a 26 according to the pattern, or do you mean you are a size 26 when you buy clothes from a store? I measured different from my size, so I'm wondering how that compares.


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: Brandybee on August 06, 2010 05:23:08 AM
A few years ago when I was measured for a bridesmaids dress, I was a 26. For shirts I usually go between at 24 and 26. Jackets, 26. I just wanted this dress to be extra roomy, which it is without feeling too big. I did measure myself for this pattern, but I can't remember what I came out as, I don't think it was too far off.


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: tammie on August 26, 2010 06:40:17 AM
I have this pattern, too.  Now I might actually try to make it since yours turned out so good.  I'm waiting for the right fabric to come along. 


Title: Re: My Super Awesome New Summer Dress!
Post by: designsbyfel on January 09, 2011 12:36:01 PM
Ilove that! So pretty!