Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Bright New Summer Dress!

Butterick 5886


When I first saw Mimi G's version Butterick 5886 (link here), I absolutely fell in love with it!  I can see why she said she wanted another one in black. This is such a beautiful dress! (and she is beautiful in it too!)

This is another pattern that actually went together very easy, with no issues and no alterations!  I think I want one in another color too!  If you've been reading my blogs for some time, then you know that I'm not very partial to A-line skirts. However, I couldn't resist trying with this one. I'm very happy to say I'm glad I did!  I love, love, love this dress! The only down side is my hubby doesn't share my happiness!  He thinks it's not my style, so he's not really "feeling" it on me! Oh well, I'm still going to wear it because I love it!!


I made this dress with fabric I purchased from Fabric Mart a little while back and it is a coral colored Rayon crêpe jersey knit, with a LOT stretch.  They no longer have it, but you can purchase similar here.  I made this pattern using a size 10 and it fit me perfectly with no alterations.  

OMG LOL, I can't believe the exact same thing happened to me that happened to Mimi G, I use self fabric to line the bodice and ended up not having enough of the self fabric to line the skirt.  So I purchased Jet Set (from JoAnn fabric), a polyester tricot knit for the lining of the skirt.  It actually worked better for this dress because the tricot knit lining was a lot lighter in weight than the fashion fabric.  I guess that's the pitfalls of pre-purchasing fabric and keeping it in your stash!  


I did include an invisible zipper in the side of the dress, even though it's s knit, it makes for easier on and off! (sorry I forgot to take a photo of zipper) The instructions for making the dress were right on target, very easy to understand and step-by-step illustrations made for a successful project!  This was such a win win, I am definitely making another in a different color and can't wait to where this out to dinner...I will win the hubby over too!

Also, as promised in my last post, here are a few pictures of the shirts I just made for the hubby...
    
       
  
  
The last two shirts aren't quite his favorites, he tends to like dark colors, this is me trying to bring him out of his comfort zone!

I've been sewing, just not a lot of time for posting...so the next few posts will be short so I can get it all in for you!  Please bear with me through this EXTREMELY busy work time.  Hopefully, when it slows down, I will get back to normal posting.

Again, thank you all for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to read my post!

HAPPY SEWING!



34 comments:

  1. After seeing your tops, self lined dress and your hubby's shirts - you are talented.

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    1. Shucks, thank you! I truly enjoy sewing and try to do my best. It makes me very happy when someone else thinks that I do nice work!

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  2. I absolutely love it, and I loved it on Mimi as well. Also Hubby shirts are nice, looking good.

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  3. Dress such a pretty color! I'll bet you are a stunner in it. Great hubby shirts. Maybe he'll grow to love the last two. I think he looks great in all of them.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I'm sure he will!

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  4. I love the color of your dress and know you will rock it with much style. The shirts you made for DH are also very nice. He's a lucky guy. =)

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  5. Love your new dress but the shirts for the husband are just awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much Carolyn! I love sewing for the hubby!

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  6. Dang those shirts are awesome!!! I want to make my husband shirts!!!! :)

    Love the dress and the color is yummy!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! You should give it a try!

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  7. The dress, the color is fantastic, and let's not even talk about the shirts for hubby...Awesome!

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  8. Beautiful dress! I love your husbands' shirts, great job!

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  9. Everything you made is so wonderful!! The dress is perfect, and your hubby's shirts look so good, and RTW!!! Love it all!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! Making his shares where really easy, and a lot of fun!

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  10. The shirts look so professional. Am I the only person who seems to have missed shirt making 101? And the dress, love the design lines and the color.

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    1. Thanks Miss Faye! You're too funny LOL!

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  11. I LOVE your dress Myra! And you did a phenomenal job on your Hubby's shirts. What pattern did you use? I need to make some for my Hubby!

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    1. Thanks Miss Victoria, I used McCalls 6044, it's my TNT pattern for him. I think you should give it a try it's a pretty easy pattern to use.

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  12. The dress is all that and your husband's projects are awesome! Hey Hubby wake up and smell the bright colors!!!! Hubby did you say thank you?!!!!! For a minute there Myra, after I read your post, I thought I was scrolling down to see my own hubby! LOL!! Yikes!

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    1. Thank you Ms. Carol! My hubby is laughing his head off over your comments! Yep, he did say thank you! LOL!

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  13. I love the dress. You should take some pics wearing it. What a lovely color too; just perfect for the summer. Your hubby's shirts look great.

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    1. Thank you! I really like it too!

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  14. The dress is gorgeous. .. love it... & the color is so perfect for it. Love the shirts on DH, especially the plaid ones.

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    1. Thanks Ms. Sheila! I can't wait to wear this dress too! I like the plaid ones too!

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  15. You do awesome work. I am loving the color of your dress, I bet it looks great on you.

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    1. Thank you very much! I do really like wearing this dress!

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  16. I know you'll win hubby over wear that dress! Beautiful!
    Sharp looking shirts for the hubby too! Good luck getting through the business at work, Myra.

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  17. This is some inspiration I need to make some shirts for Hubs. The dress is fantastic. I like that the back isn't bare like some halters.

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I love this dress and still have not been able to convince the hubby that it's a great dress yet! I love making shirts and tees for my hubby because he really enjoys wearing them!

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