Here is my version of the Very Popular Butterick 5917 which I made up as my December Garment of the Month. I'm sure a lot of you are already know this dress pattern, but if not, here is the pattern envelope:
I did make a muslin of this dress - if you are interested in fitting, please read these two posts which you will find here .
This is the front of my finished dress:
The side view (and for once I am using the trick used by actresses - that sort of half way sideways frontways pose - it always looks good, so it you are a bit photo shy - try it :). It's a pose that makes everyone look good.
The back - it is years since I have inserted an invisible zip - I had forgotten how easy they were to do. I often do lap zips, which take a little more effort:
And that is it. The dress is a great success. I made it in seersucker because that way I can wear it as a day dress or as an evening sort of dress. I don't really have much occasion for cocktail type dresses, and I also have a personality that is a little more seersucker than satin.
I will wish you all a happy new year now, and thank you all for having the patience to read my blog this year. It's been lovely to get to know you all:
And thank you to DH who was around to help with the taking of these photos.
Happy New Sewing Year everyone, and I look forward to enjoying your company during 2014.
Sarah Liz :)