Monday, September 28, 2015

Butterick 5814: Complete!



Ok, I'm in love. THIS DRESS IS LIKE MY DREAM. The wedding was this Saturday, and I finished the dress Wednesday. Like fully finished, hook and eyes, three narrow hems for outer, interlining and lining, and a waist stay. I usually would leave those kinds of those kinds of things until the the last minute, so progress! 



I am thrilled with how the pattern alterations came out. The bodice fits like a glove, after I fixed some minor problems with the front right drape. There was too much fabric and it was pooling by the waistline and the side seam. I had to take the skirt off and undo the side seam a bit and sew the extra fabric in the seam.



 That was the most stressful part. It was coming out perfectly and then I went to try it on after I put the invisible zipper in and EEK! But with the helping hands of a friend, she was able to pin the excess fabric for me while I was wearing the dress. The problem was solved easily after that. Not sure why it didn't show up in the muslin stage, must be the difference in the drape of the fabric. 

The fabric for this dress is a Liberty of London silk, fully underlined and lined. The bodice is underlined with a drapey rayon. It was the only fabric I found that still let the bodice have the drape it needed. The pleated circle skirt is underlined with a silk faille. It gives it body like a taffeta would but without all that taffeta noise. The dress is fully lined with rayon bemberg in a coordinating blue. 



The skirt is my first official pattern draft! Its a basic circle skirt and then you make the waist bigger so it can be pleated. And of course it has pockets! I will do do another post on this if you guys are interested.



The wedding was really fun, my hubby was an usher in it, and we accidentally matched! His tie was the perfect match to the blue in the fabric. I can't wait for another chance to wear this dress! 





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15 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! I love this dress, everything is perfect. That fabric is gorgeous. I bet you had so many compliments.

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  2. Love the fabric, and the pattern is gorgeous!
    You look marvelous.

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  3. perfect fit, perfect fabric!! What a beautiful dress!

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  4. Beautiful dress and beautiful couple! Thanks for sharing all of the dresses details.

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  5. You look amazing. What a beautiful dress and you make a sharp, stunning couple. I'd love more details in that fun, swishy skirt. g

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  6. It's a beautiful dress and you look lovely in it. The colours really suit you.

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  7. Love your colors ... LOVELY fabric and charming couple ... FIESTA :)

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  8. This looks so great! Everything about just seems to fit you perfectly and you look amazing!

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  9. Oddio! Siete meravigliosi!

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  10. Stunning! You look so beautiful too! I think this is one of my favorite things you've made :-)

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    1. Omg me too! I keep looking at the pictures and loving it

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  11. So beautiful! Great work on the pattern alterations

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