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!