A Mother of the Groom Dress Butterick 5490

This weekend, my assistant Shirley's only son is getting married!  Shirley asked me to make her Mother of the Groom dress for her.  She chose Butterick 5490 and a turquoise crepe backed satin for the dress.

Shirley had been working out and watching her weight for a year, and lost 55 pounds before I made the dress.  I think she looks fantastic!

The dress pattern is a Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique pattern, and I loved sewing it.  It went together like a dream.   I love the bodice design with the pleats.  I think it would be super flattering to a lot of figure types. This is the first time that I've worked with crepe backed satin, and I was really impressed at how easy it was to work with.  Unlike regular satin, it isn't nearly as slippery, and it also didn't seem to spot, so I could use steam while working with it.

 I also made her a matching lace bolero in case it gets chilly.  It is an outdoor wedding at 5:30 pm near Chicago, so I bet she'll be wearing the bolero too! 

Happy Sewing!



  1. That looks fantastic, love the color on her and perfect for the formal event, will look great in the photos! I keep pulling this pattern out of my file but as yet never have made it, now I am seriously thinking about it. Lovely.

  2. Beautiful dress, your friend looks gorgeous. Great job.

  3. Beautiful dress, your friend looks gorgeous. Great job.

  4. Shirley you look fantastic!! Beautiful dress!!

  5. She looks amazing! Beautiful dress and bolero.

  6. Your dress is so beautiful, I wonering you like it very much, you like beautiful dress and me too, So i find a so nice wedding dresses store,I think you have interesting to it.


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