Writings on sewing related subjects, as well as whatever suits my fancy.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
At long last
I finally wore the Butterick 5917 dress today. I took some photos before work and because the dress is such a dark navy blue it is hard for you to see some of the details. You have seen some of the details in previous posts.
I chose to use the longer sleeves with this dress but did not want the ruffles. I like ruffles but not a lot of ruffles. The great thing about wearing the dress today was I had a meeting with the Executive Committee of our board of directors and this dress did not wrinkle heavily. Some wrinkling which was to be expected; that was to be my wearability test and it passed!
Here are a couple of other views of the dress
I received several compliments today about the dress. I think it is a style that suits various figure shapes. I think I will probably make another one. The first version was a summer one and I have yet to wear it; it will have to wait for next summer. This is now more fabric used from the fabric stash.