Added Oct 6, 2013
Columbia, South ...
Butterick 5640- Misses dress with different variations. This is loose fitting unlined dress with front and back gathers. A faced midriff and a 22" zipper with pocket, collar, and belt tie options.
I chose not to have a collar, belt ties, or pockets. I wanted to keep my dress simple and instead of a basic LBD have a LRD. I did not do any special modifications to the pattern.
This pattern was very basic and straightforward. The instructions were easy and construction time was fast.
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The pattern advises you use lt. weight broadcloth, linen, chambray, denim, or sateen. I chose the broadcloth because I wanted to keep the dress casual and light. I think you could use just about any fabric that has a crisp/soft hand, but it would depend on your style and taste.
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