So last week I tried two new things! I decided to make a dress with fabric I have never tried before (more of my thoughts and reviews on that in a later post) and with that decided to up the challenge by revisiting the idea of using enveloped patterns! We went through my stash and Abigail choose a sweet Butterick pattern perfect for spring and summer.
Pattern Description: – Butterick B5020
Pattern Sizing: Sizes 2 – 5. I made a size 2 blended with a side 5 length.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing it? YES
Were the instructions easy to follow? Full disclosure, I was on a time crunch so I used only the pattern pieces and sewed it together the way I’ve done many similar dresses before.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Yes several.
1. Abigail wanted her dress to look like version B, with the curve front ruffle of version C so I added a the curved ruffle pattern piece on top of the front skirt piece.
2. Added side seam pockets….because …well no dress is complete without pockets! lol
3. Instead of a straight straps or halters, I criss crossed the back.
What did you dislike about the pattern? Not a thing.
Would you make this pattern again? Absolutely! This dress is perfect for summer and spring.
Anything you would do differently? No.
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And that’s it for todays post guys! Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a productive week! xoxo