That’s me. Crazy Elizabeth. Didn’t I just say that I would use a different pattern for my next sheath dress? Well, I always reserve the right to change my mind.
In the interests of saving time and being more efficient, I have decided to use B5147 again for the dress I am making for my cousin’s wedding in early September. I have so many other things to make besides this dress, that it just makes sense to use this pattern again. I will, however, tweak the fit in the bodice some more to get it closer fitting. It still gapes a little at the armscye. And I have noticed that a lot of the sheath wearing women at the office are wearing them really fitted. I know I don’t have a 25 year old’s body, but I do have at least one, ahem two, assets to show off. May as well make the most of what I’ve got. 😉
So I will probably play with the bust darts and the fisheyes a little more and maybe consider changing the shape of the armscye/shoulder area a little. Hopefully I won’t ruin the dress in the process.
Do you want to see the fabric I’m going to use??? It’s one of my favorites I have ever bought. I’m such a sucker for metallic, shiny things. Strange enough, when I bought it, I earmarked this fabric to make a dress for this specific wedding. The fact that I am actually going to do so is probably a minor miracle.
From the get go, I’ve always wanted to use the wrong side of the fabric. In the picture above, the wrong side is on the left and the right side is on the upper right. I just love the definition of the flowers on the wrong side better. Also, it looks edgier on the wrong side. Take a look at the dress Lindsay T made for her daughter using this fabric. Isn’t the fit just 100% perfect??? I love that dress!
I’m not sure if I am going to be able to get this version done by the Butterick 5147 Dress Sew Along deadline (August 13th) though. Check out the progress people have made on their dresses at the sew along!
I’m off to pre-treat my fabric… Happy sewing everyone!