Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Fabulous Butterick 5706. Version 2!

Butterick 5706 Again…

Okay, now I love this dress even more. And with shift dresses being one of the trends for Fall, I see plenty of possibilities.

Actually, I see plenty of possibilities even if the shift dress were not one of the trends for Fall!

In the future, the shift will be a significant part of my wardrobe, you can bet. There is a reason this is a classic silhouette, right?

With this version, I chose to do sleeveless, since I had a limited amount of fabric with which to work.

I made a few more modifications in fit from the first version, mainly the neckline/shoulder area.

I cut out a size 16, through the bodice and waist, and graded to a 14 through the hips and down. I think I got a much better fit this time around by cutting a smaller size and then doing my standard FBA.

But, this time around, my standard FBA wasn’t standard at all. And I will talk about how I manipulated that dart in another post.

Good gravy, I love this dress. The fabric is Kaffe Fassett, from the Spring 2009 Persian Vase Collection. I found it at Field’s Fabrics in Holland Michigan when I was there this summer. It’s still widely available on line, too. It has the most gorgeous colors and design, and I was careful to lay out my pattern to maximize the effect of the design in a most figure flattering way. 

I will wear this with a black jacket, with a pink cardigan, with boots and with heels. I will wear it and wear it and wear it as far into the season as I can...I think it would even be cute with tights and boots!


  1. It is a very cute dress and you look fabulous wearing it. All the possibilities for different looks will make this one of your favorite go-to dresses.

  2. Great job! Love the fabric, love the fit.

  3. That's a great dress and you are totally rockin' it! g

  4. Awesome dress! Thanks for the fabric information.

  5. Jean jacket love all the way round!

  6. Great dress - I can see so many ways for you to style it.

  7. You look so incredible in this dress, especially paired with the jean jacket. Nice!!

  8. Wow, it is absolutely gorgeous! and that fabric (swoon) Very groovy :)

  9. Eek! I love it! It's absolutely beautiful! Nicely done!

  10. Ooh, I just love the happy colors!


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