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Strangefeldt
« on: July 25, 2010 11:15:13 AM »

Busted out a new pattern last week - Butterick 5319. I've seen a few other posts here with this pattern, and they turned out super cute.

It has a gathered cross front bodice with wide waistband, on a gathered skirt. Side seam pockets, and an invisible side zipper, too.

I'd never used a Butterick pattern before, and I guessed a bit too big on the sizing. And unfortunately with the way the construction of the bodice went, I couldn't really judge the size until it was all put together.

I feel a little frumpy in it actually, with the extra room around the waist, and it being a higher neckline than I am used to wearing.

Here's the best pic I have right now - sorry for the low lighting, our house is way dark all the time (I'll try to get some shots in the sunshine soon):



Comments always welcome, and thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010 11:45:32 AM »

I don't think it's frumpy at all, I really like it!
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010 01:39:57 PM »

Aw, it's definitely not a frumpus dress! It's really cute.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010 01:53:41 PM »

FYI make any clothing out of muslin before using your choice of fabric for the garment.  By doing this you can make any adjustment and make the garment a size bigger to allow for the adjustments.  As when you make or purchase anything you can adjust the garment.  I had to adjust a skirt I made Friday.  It was too small so I added strips of fabric on the side to accomodate my curves. I have a suggestion take the dress in on the side then the dress you be less frumpy!! I will actually complaint your figure.  GOOD LUCK!!! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010 06:11:55 AM »

Thanks for the nice words, guys. I'm feeling better about the dress the more I wear it, less frump-ish.

FYI make any clothing out of muslin before using your choice of fabric for the garment.  By doing this you can make any adjustment and make the garment a size bigger to allow for the adjustments.  As when you make or purchase anything you can adjust the garment.  I had to adjust a skirt I made Friday.  It was too small so I added strips of fabric on the side to accomodate my curves. I have a suggestion take the dress in on the side then the dress you be less frumpy!! I will actually complaint your figure.  GOOD LUCK!!! Wink

And thanks for the advice - I do a muslin for most of my projects, just skipped out on this one. And I could take the side in at some point, but it's fully lined, which would be a pain to have to redo.
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