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.
Fabric Used: I used some amazing new plissé fabric from Califabrics. The exact print is called “Tutti Frutti Plissé and can be found HERE and all options for Seersucker and Plissé can be found HERE.
Would you make this pattern again? Absolutely! This dress is perfect for summer and spring.
Anything you would do differently? No.
Here are some more action shots:
And that’s it for todays post guys! Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a productive week! xoxo