Sunday, February 28, 2010

Butterick 5244

Butterick 5244 was next on the list of projects using stash fabric more than 6 months old. I know this piece of herringbone poly knit is much older than that, but as usual I can't remember where I purchased it, maybe Fabric.com? It is a pretty stable knit with moderate stretch, just what this pattern called for. I loved the swingy, A-line shape and the sort of 'retro 60's' vibe. One of my sewing goals this year (along with cataloguing my fabric purchases detailing where, when, yardage and cost for starters!) is to energize my wardrobe with a few more trendy pieces.



Love this collar, so easy with the yoke and facings pieces, and love the covered buttons!
I think, after sewing for over 40 (!) years, that these are my first welt pockets?! Well, don't look too close, I need a little more practice :-) But I love having pockets in my garments.


So that makes 4 projects in a row that I have been really pleased with, so I must be on a roll! Now to finish my Tie One On wrap for the Knitting Olympics.....closing ceremonies are this evening!!!

4 comments:

  1. Very stylish looking dress on you! Lovely choice of style and fabric.

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  2. Very stylish dress, looks great.

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  3. Patty, that is such a cute dress! I love it with the black tights. You look really cute!

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