Now this post involves a purty little dress I just finished whipping up this evening….the dress is a pattern I’ve made before but the fabric steals the show this time….I used a chain print cotton fabric that I grabbed from none other than my favorite little fabric shop: Hancock’s Fabrics….I’ve had it in my stash for quite some time and its one of those fabrics that just feels so nice….you just have to pet it and its always a real dream to sew with….I try to keep the selvage of the fabrics that feel this way so I can track ’em down later if I want to….the pattern I used is Butterick B5815 View C….there are actually three views but view B is a tunic; I’m not all that fond of the “tunic”…..I’ve made the top view and of course this is the second go ’round for View C…..
these are the links for the top and the first dress from this pattern (I used a cool printed knit from JoAnn’s for the dress and a cool cotton fabric from Hancock’s for the top):
I really love this pattern, I think its the sleeves….it got some pretty bad reviews too, obviously I didn’t agree with the opinions I read though….bad reviews happen because I’ve seen some patterns that weren’t my fancy at all but others raved about them….that’s why sewing for me is so personal….its really all up to YOU….I put some vintage seam binding on the sleeves which made it that much more pretty; the seam binding was from 1979 I believe….I love that old stuff….the garments I add my “back in the day” stuff to always turn out nice….photo sharing time…I’ve been trying to learn how to take better pictures too….its all coming along nicely….(I’ll try and share photos of when I wear it too; I need to improve on that)….I’ll talk to you good people soon…..
my Wall Pops that my family seems to always have to write on :)….