Monday, March 1, 2010

Butterick 4919

     It's finished! Finally! I think it looks pretty good.
 I added the ruffle. It snaps together in the back with a little snap. Not sure why the zip looks so wrinkly. rgh.
 The neckline was way too low originally, so I think this was a good way to fix it....not that I'm biased or anything.
 Full Length Shot ^^. This pattern has a full circle skirt, which I have discovered is really not fun. It was hard to get it even all the way around. I guess you shouldn't be able to notice that much though.
 Midriff Detail ^^. The ties cross and then tie in the back.
     So I have learned that I really don't like working with slippery fabrics that much. Give me some good ol' cotton any day! I used polyester satin too...and it's REALLY staticky. I have a slip on in these pictures, but I'm planning on making a full circle (or close to it) skirt sometime soon. I think I might make a crinoline to go under this too.
     If you are making this pattern, here's some advice: The bodice is super confusing, but follow the directions exactly to the very end. The bodice front and back never actually connect. the bodice front wraps behind and closes with hook and eyes. Then the zipper covers that, then the ties, that are connected to the back, wrap around the front and tie in the back. It makes sense once you wear it, but until then it is rather confusing.

     I can't wait to wear this sometime!!!!
To see other posts about this dress:
B.O. Anyone?
Butterick 4919 - Part 2


Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job, and I love the color!!!! :)

I don't think I would like slippery fabric to work with. I have enough trouble with cotton. LOL!


sheknitsone said...

Gah, that's incredible!!!! You absolutly must bring this to Sewing (And try it on for us :P).

~ Sarah