Thursday, April 1, 2010

Another faux wrap dress and scrapbook pages

Pattern Description:
Close fitting dress w/wrap front, front and back pleats, self-ties, A-line skirt and sleeve variations
Pattern Sizing:
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
Fabric Used:
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:


  1. Your dress looks beautiful. You did a fantastic job with the border print.

  2. I love the fabric. Great looking dress.

  3. I love, love, love (a million times over) this dress on you. The color and eye-catching border are sensational! Red is definitely your color! Great job! BTW- nice scrap book pages too (smile).

  4. Your dress is just beautiful. You look lovely.

  5. Love the dress and used that same fabric for a top. We have similar taste in fabric, I also have worked up the brown/black fabric as a dress too.

  6. I love the way that you have combined patterns to get this dress exactly how you want it to look and it looks stunning! Your scrapbook pages are beautiful.

  7. Your dress is very pretty. Love the border print. The V-nekline doesn't look too low in the photos. Nice sewing! And,you're enjoying your scrapbooking. How fun!

  8. That dress is perfect. I love the fabric. Red looks great on you! Your scrapbook will be a treasure to keep forever!

  9. Well done! The dress looks fabulous and so do your pages!

  10. You are rockin' that pattern, I love each and every one of them.

  11. I'm sewing this very pattern today, only I'm using a solid color material. I love the print fabric you used.

  12. LOVE the dress!!! Great pages girl!

  13. Hey, your scrap booking has really taken off. I LIKE. This dress looks great on you. It compliments you so well. I love the way you used the boarder on this fabric, very nice.

    Per UPS, I should be receiving my package of goodies on Monday. As soon as I use the ham holder, I'll let you know how I like it.

  14. I am loving your scrap book pages!!
    Very inspiring. Keep them coming!

  15. Just checking in,haven't heard from you in awhile and I know nothing keeps you from sewing. Peace and prayers.