Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Buttrerick 5131 by Ghetta B or "My Funny Looking Dress"

So this is what I sewed last week after my daughter went back to Ottawa.

It was a UFO (UnFinished Object). It was also meant to be a transition piece but I couldn't find big brown or green buttons that matched the browns and greens in the fabric so I had to use these big white ones that I actually found at Frenchy's ,which is a chain of used clothing stores here in New Brunswick (Canada). I feel that the white buttons make it look definitely summery.

How do I feel about the dress?

Well...It's a little looser than I expected it to be. I cut out a size 12 with an extra inch of fit insurance at the side seams but didn't need it so had to take it in.

I cut the placket an inch wider because I really wanted to use big buttons ( I love big buttons.).That turned out fine.

I didnt make an FBA ,which I usually do but this rayon/lycra was very stretchy so I kind of knew I could get away without it.

The lenght was just what I wanted. The pattern shows an above the knee lenght on the model.I'm 4'4.5' so I figured it would fall below my knee a little ,and it did.

I think the shorter version of the sleeves might be more suitable for a summer dress . Maybe next spring ,I might decide to take off the cuffs and shorten them.

So,when all is said and done ,I think I would like the dress a little better if my husband, when I asked him to take this photo, hadn't said:

" That's kind of a funny looking dress,isn't it? "

I'll have more photos on my Flickr site tomorrow.


Vicki said...

I think you look very cute in it - and in a very nice way!

Sew Passionista said...

Hi Vicky,
Ileft a message on your blog.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Diana, your dress looks great on you. I like the fabric and the buttons are perfect.
Nice picture of you too:)

Sew Passionista said...

Thank you Ann.Now I have to get back to the coat for Tamara.

paco peralta said...

Diana .- is great with the dress since. The truth is that big white buttons, are quite daring, but give it a good auction to clothing. Congratulations. greetings, Paco

JuliaR said...

I think it looks great! But it does remind me of what my husband sometimes says too. He has gotten better over many years and now knows he should be more like Thumper -- "if you can't say nothin' nice, don't say nothin' at all"!
If I have doubts, I ask him before I cut the fabric and then he knows he can tell me what he thinks.
Maybe we should keep photographs of similar outfits from fashion magazines to show our doubting sweeties!

Sew Passionista said...

Julia, I'm glad to hear I'm not alone. My husband though is usually complimentary (is that a word?)and I'm really not sure about this dress myself. Thanks for your commentand Happy Sewing

Cennetta said...

Great looking dress.

Nancy W. said...

The dress looks cute on you, and I do like the style. thanks for linking me to your blog = I really like it.