Monday, February 25, 2013

Butterick 5211

This lovely striped fabric was lingering in my stash.  I decided to use Butterick 5211 and make myself a fun dress.  Unfortunately, the camera doesn't capture how pretty this fabric really is.  The white stripes are really crisp and the navy and greens really complement each other.

Butterick 5211 is a simple 1 hour pattern.  Version A has a yoke front, Version B is just two pattern pieces and Version C has gathered, puffy sleeves.  I chose Version B.  It's my second time making Version B but I changed the sizing on my second version.  I went down a size and the fit is SO much better than the first (which hasn't been blogged).

I was trying to beat the rain in these photos - as soon as I stepped inside, it started to rain.  So here's my dress and how I wore it to work today.  I love this dress.


This is a poly jersey - it's soft and comfortable. 
 


I think I did a pretty good job at matching the stripes!

closer shot of the stripes

I tried to cut it so that the wider stripe hit my hip but I didn't quite measure right.  oh well, I'm still happy with it. 

This photo is dark because I was on the back porch - I left the length below my knees.  A friend of mine suggested my skirts and dresses would look better at this length.  I wasn't sure at first but now I see she was right!  
I'm really happy with this dress - it's comfortable and easy - what's not to love? 

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  1. Jod good, the lines look very well matched :)

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    1. Yes! I took my time with that to get it right.

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  2. So cute! Navy, kelly and white is one of my favorite color combos for spring!

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  3. Lovely! Nice job with matching the stripes. That's exactly the length I like my dresses and skirts too.

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised that this is a good length for me. I think I'll keep most of my dresses at this length.

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  4. Great job aligning the stripes. Perfect pattern for the fabric.

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  5. This looks great! Perfect for spring:)
    Freya May
    thedressmakingdiaries.blogspot.com

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  6. You've done a great job matching the stripes and I love the colours and this style looks great on you and nice and comfy too...hahahaha... just noticed how those words rhymed LOL

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  7. Super cute! That will be perfect to grab and go dress for the summer (ok, year round in the south!). Please tell me you ordered the fabric online, because i want to get some =)

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    1. oh yes, grab and go. Quick dressing in the morning is always a plus. I did order the fabric online - and I was looking the other day for more but I didn't find any :(

      I got it from either lowpricefabric.com or fabricmart.com.
      Those are the two I usually shop from. I'll let you know if I find it again.

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    2. i got your fabric.com link and i guess it's sold out because the add to cart button is gone =( but i love that they have free shipping with $35, i'm going to pick out some knit fabrics =)

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  8. Super cute, Jenny. Makes me want spring to come NOW!!! Also makes me want to snag that pattern at the 1.88 sale over at the Butterick site... Thanks also for the lowpricefabric.com tip. I'm a Fabric Mart addict but hadn't discovered Low Price yet. Yikes. I'm almost scared to go there!!
    You did brilliantly with this. Your hard work and attention to detail paid off!
    Shelley

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    1. Thank you! Actually Fabric.com is where I got the fabric. I just found it in one of my past orders. And the best thing is, after $35 you get free shipping!

      Yes, lowpricefabric.com is awesome - I buy from there all the time.

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  9. This is lovely! the dress is the perfect simple shape to show off the great fabric. Looks so comfortable too.

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    1. Thank you! I thought a simple shape would be great for this fabric. I have a few more colorful prints that I think would be suited for this pattern too. :)

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