Close fitting dress w/wrap front, front and back pleats, self-ties, A-line skirt and sleeve variations
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
No but only because I used the bodice from Butterick 5001
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Although I didn't use them, I did look over the instructions and they looked very easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I don't normally like wrap dresses because with a larger bust, they tend to show much more cleavage than I'm comfortable with. I know I love the faux wrap bodice of Butterick 5001 so I just attached the skirt part of 5454 and translated the idea for view C but with the sleeve of view B
The fabric is a matte jersey panel from an area Walmart. I wished I'd taken a picture of the panels before I cut. I used three panels. The border was on the bottom of each panel and the pattern pieces did not have to be cut sideways.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added 5" to the length of the dress to make it just below my knee. Although the photos don't show it, it very much looks like a wrap dress because the skirt front does acutally wrap but the waist is attached to the mock wrap bodice. I had to add a seam to the center back of the skirt to have enough fabric to make it work.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I'll make a muslin of the top to try to alter it as to comfortable with the wrap to. The bottom needs no adjusting at all.
This is what I came up with for my scrapbook pages for the week: