OMG!!!! this was an insane weekend, first of all I will tell you about the dress that did not make it and the sewing disaster that was this weekend :(
First of all I new the wedding we were attending was approaching so I went through so much care getting my fabric ordered in time so I placed my order with...nah! I am not going to put them on blast, let's just say it is a online shop we are familiar with, anyway. I got my fabric on FRIDAY!!!! the wedding was on SUNDAY!!!! so I got busy making my dress, when I opened the box and saw my fabric I was immediately suspect, I ordered a silk dupioni but the fabric looked CHEAP and VERY poor in quality but I knew I did not have any other fabric so I pushed on.
Well as I am sewing and the stupid fabric was just getting all out of shape, I underlined it and still the dang fabric was a mess...so I finally was able to put the shell together to try it on and check my fitting right, so I have it on and it fits, it's not snug but it fits nicely just skimming my body right so I am pinning the bust area and I drop some pins so I bend over to grab them from off the floor and RIP!!!!!!! the whole freakin dress just rips in half and Right off my body!!!! LOL!!
I was about to cry I tell you! I was so pissed off it was not funny (at the time)!!! My husband was out of town and due to arrive late Saturday so I had ALL THE KIDS AT HOME WITH ME it is now past midnight and I have NO DRESS, so I go looking through the pile of fabric I just bought and was desperately looking for something pink so I could match my hubby (who was a grooms men) for pics. I find this knit print that I had just picked up and went with that. In two hours I had a knit dress done, that was SO NOT what I wanted to wear but it was all I could muster up to do after such a disaster.
I got the dress, I wore it and I guess it was okay but definitely not what I had in mind. So here are pics we took at the wedding and a pic of what I threw together in an hour to wear to the pre-wedding function Sunday morning...OMG!!! never again and I am almost about to through that freaking disaster of a dress in a box and send it back to fabric.com...oops and have them send me my dang money back...for real!!!!
First up the fabric I bought on my trip to the fashion district:
This is the dress I wore to the wedding, no pattern just some quick serging going on...LOL
My superfine husband ...lol
Pattern Review:: Butterick 5247
Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, pullover tunics A, C or above mid-knee dresses B, D have cowl-like collar, short or long dolman sleeves and belt. Purchased top, pants and belt.
Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 8
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? OMG! I could have done this with my eyes closed it was so easy. I dont think I even looked at the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It's super cute and super Easy and super comfy!!
Fabric Used: Sweater Knit
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and I think it will be made up in many colors and as a tunic as well.
Conclusion: The style is not what makes this dress it is the fabric you use, this is really easy to make and depending on the fabric you use it is super fun!