Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Dress: Butterick 5211

I was looking for a quick and easy dress to make for Easter this year, so I thought I'd give Butterick 5211 a go. The pattern description says that this is a "1 hour dress", which is the construction time after cutting out the pattern, but it took me 3 hours. Maybe I just work slow! This fabric is a fuchsia poly double knit from Fabric.com, and sewed up like a dream! I liked the sleeve detail, and since the puffiness falls off of the shoulder I thought it would be okay and not look too young and fussy.
You be the judge:

It helps that I have this fabulous necklace to wear with it:

I'm not sure yet if I'll wear this belt, or a purchased one, but without the belt this more stable knit makes the dress just hang. Maybe a more drapey fabric would work without the belt.


No zipper means easy-peasy! The thread chain wrapping the button was made with embroidery floss:

It's been years since I've made myself a new dress for Easter. This one is cute and comfortable, and I think I'll wear it a lot over the next few months!

2 comments:

  1. I love this dress. And it looked great on you last Sunday! :)

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  2. I love the necklace! Simple dresses are the best.

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