Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Faux Wrap Dress with Pleats Butterick 5950

I love wrap dresses, but they take a large amount of fabric which I don't always have.  So, when I saw this Butterick pattern, 5950, with a faux wrap bodice and pleated skirt, the first thing I did was look at the yardage requirements.  It takes just 2 yards!
I had  2 yards of a very pretty blue floral ITY knit in my stash that I thought would be perfect for it. This was a mystery bundle fabric from Fabricmartfabrics.com.  I LOVE their mystery bundles.  I think this piece alone was worth the $15. 
Notice the pleating at the waist.  It looks like it might be tricky, but the pattern piece was actually quite clear, and it went together very quickly.
Here's the back.  The skirt has a center back seam, but could just as easily been placed on the fold.
The pattern calls for a zipper to insert in the left side, and elastic to be inserted in the waist.  I skipped both steps and I think it works just fine.
I did my usual lengthening of the skirt by 2 inches, but that was the only alteration I needed this time.  I'm VERY happy with the fit.

This pattern also has a cowl neck bodice option, which I think I will try as well.   Here's the line drawings for the pattern:
This pattern packs a lot of bang for the buck.  I haven't seen too many reviews of it yet, but I think that is a real winner that should work for many types of figures.   Can't wait to make another one!   Let me know if you try this pattern and what you think.

Happy Sewing!
Ann




5 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress! This pattern is on my to-get list;) I prefer faux-wrap dresses to the "real" thing. Bonus, they use a lot less fabric!:)

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  2. Pretty color, pretty print, pretty dress!

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  3. You know you did a nice job when half way thru reading this I am thinking 'do I have any knit?' I love this!!

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  4. This is so pretty and fits you so well!Great pattern!

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  5. It is a very flattering design and fabric.

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