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.



Comments

  1. I am glad you got compliments today Linda - they are very well deserved. This is such a lovely dress - classic but feminine too. I am going to make it as well. I'm off to look at your summer version now...

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  2. Love it! How super you look in this dress ~ hope my one turns out just as pretty ... J

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  3. A bit hard to see, but it looks great! A great fit!

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    1. I need to figure out how to lighten it so you can see details. There are some earlier posts that show work in progress and how the ruffles look.

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  4. Looks like a great fit. I'm anxious to try this pattern; so many have made such pretty interpretations.

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    1. I think different fabrics give this dress a casual or dressy look.

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  5. I rely love this dress on you. Black is a good colour for you IMO.

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  6. These dresses do look so good on you. Nice work.

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  7. Linda,
    Beautiful dress in on of my favorite ever patterns! You look lovely and I'm not surprised at all by the many compliments you received! Good job :)

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    1. Thank you! When I saw your first version I was sold on this pattern.

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  8. This is incredibly flattering on you! It emphasizes your figure but is still completely professional. Now that you have perfected it you really must make more.

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