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!

11 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  4. Awesome dress! Thanks for the fabric information.

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  5. Jean jacket love all the way round!

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

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

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

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

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  10. Ooh, I just love the happy colors!

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