A Striped Butterick 5748

I finished my dress over the weekend and naturally had to wear it first thing on Monday. It turned out pretty great! I cut out a size 12 this time, and I used a narrower seam allowance to get something halfway in between a 12 and a 14. It’s much closer to my ideal fit than the straight 14 I made, although it could probably be a pinch more snug.

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The outer striped fabric is a cotton shirting, and I lined with with voile. The whole thing is just buttery soft. Yesterday was warm enough to skip the tights, and this dress felt so nice brushing against my legs as I walked home from my knitting group last night. I just want to wear this everyday forever.

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Honestly, the only thing I’m not 100% happy with with this dress is the waist seam. I used around four yards of fabric in the skirt, and I had a rough time handling it all and getting that seam straight. After a few tries, I finally gave up because I wear a belt almost everyday, and it wasn’t worth the frustration. Next time I make this pattern, I’m definitely going back to the circle skirt! It caused a lot less anger.






16 responses to “A Striped Butterick 5748”

  1. Katie Canavan

    It looks great! I love your final decision with the stripes on the skirt!

  2. Irene

    this is lovely, this pattern is in my ‘to do 2015’ stack…

  3. TAMMY

    It is beautiful – great job!!!

  4. It’s really turnend out to be a great dress. Great fabric choice also.

  5. Very pretty, Andi!

  6. Marty


  7. The dress looks amazing and your just look adorable in it. I love the color!

  8. Cute! I love how the stripes run vertical on the bodice and horizontal on the skirt, and the colors are perfect for this time of year!

  9. What a happy, sunshiney dress! I love it!

  10. Ann

    Ah but the gathers look so pretty and feminine. Well done it reminds me of a dress I wore over 50 years ago in yellow & white stripes with pink full bloom roses randomly dashed over it. Loved it to bits and it was 100% cotton with buttons down the back. Glad you got the fit right try pleats on your next attempt but only about 6″ deep Im sure that would be more helpful to give the fit and fullness you want. x x

  11. I love it so much! Great job!

  12. This is so beautiful! I love the cut of the back and a full voile lining does sound rather luxurious on the legs.

  13. Love the bodice fit and the neck line

  14. Evelyne

    The dress is so lovely! Great job!!!

  15. Wonderful job Andi, and I love how you decided to align the stripes ~ it looks really cute to have the two different directions. And I don’t think the waist looks bad at all; my quilting instructor is always like “If it can’t been seen from the back of a galloping horse, no one is going to notice.”!! 🙂 ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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