Well, I went and did it again! I made another Butterick 5982!
And since this dress fit in with The Monthly Stitch April challenge, I really kinda feel like a bad ass to tell ya the truth. It’s like finishing up my Master’s thesis long before the deadline. 🙂
Obviously, I really love this pattern ….. I actually think I’m going to set it on the backburner for a lil’ while as I was just rooting through my patterns and fabrics and cleaning up my sewing room a bit and I have a lot of other pattern/fabric combos I want to make. I think I’m becoming a bit of a fabric hoarder….. ;/
This version of my TNT Butterick 5982 is made of a navy blue stretch cotton sateen that I got from Fabric Mart a month or so ago. I didn’t line the bodice of this version as I was shopping in my stash and didn’t have enough of a dark color of cotton lining to line it. And then I thought: “Hey, I don’t really need to line this anyway!” So I didn’t! I finished the insides old school with seam binding on the neck and sleeves and pinked the seams. Honestly, I used my pinking shears as I didn’t feel like changing the thread on my serger….. and since I finally just learned a couple of weeks ago to change the serger thread myself and rethread it, that makes me pretty damn lazy…. Anyway, I made this in about a day as I wanted to wear it the next day when I went to Britex Fabrics in San Francisco. Pinking the seams was much quicker!
BTW: this fabric attracts cat and dog hair like nothing else, so excuse any hair you see on it. I don’t think I will be buying a dark color of sateen again as I’m going to have to carry a lint roller in my purse every time I wear this dress. I have also washed this dress since I made it and wore it to SF, so probably not as neat and clean on the insides as it was pre-wash.
Perhaps you are wondering why I’m calling this the “necklace dress”. Well…. I actually made this dress to go with a necklace. My husband gave me that Art Deco-esque scarab necklace for Valentine’s Day and I didn’t have anything that it went with. So I made this dress. 🙂
The other thing that I did different with this dress was to make the bow belt in the pattern. I really like this belt with the dress. The weird thing is that it has velcro on the closure. I think I’m going to take that out and put hooks and eyes instead.
I went up in the pasture intending to take some photos amid the wildflowers. Unfortunately, the light was going in the other direction for that time of day, so although you can’t see too much of this dress in the next couple of photos, I still like them and am posting them. 🙂
With the exception of this dress being a magnet for animal hair and lint, I really love it and will be wearing it often, I imagine. It’s sooooo comfortable and with it being a solid color, I can dress it up and down.
I’m feeling pretty accomplished. It’s really nice to get back into a sewing groove. 🙂
Dress: Butterick 5982 in navy cotton sateen made by me
Shoes: American Eagle Outfitters
Necklace: Bauble Bar