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What was your source for this sewing project?
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Name of website or photo Butterick B5353
What materials did you use? A cotton twill from Fabric Mart Fabrics. Actually it has a sparkle to it which I didn't like so I used the fabric wrong side out. I did like the coral colour - very fashionable.
What are you most proud of? I could tell right away that it was going to be borderline too small, but anything worth doing is worth doing well, so I persevered and used this as an exercise in dress-making, rather than an exercise in making something that would properly fit me. The lining is lovely and makes the dress feel quite special and expensive when worn, and my finishing and lining up of seams etc, my zip all probably the best I have done to date.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? Described as easy in the pattern rating, I certainly didnt find it easy at all. Granted, it is my first time doing a complete dress lining and with the funny neckband it didnt really fit into any of the usual tutorials for how to line a dress bodice, and I had to sew most of it by hand. Do pop on over to my blog at http://so-sew-easy.com to read the full review for this pattern and find out why it sits in the back of my wardrobe unworn!