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Mock up of Butterick 5324 Chetta B Dress bodice

Added Aug 27, 2009

by sarahwau

Perth, Australia

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Description

I am making the Chetta B Dress for the Melbourne Cup in November in silk. I wanted to try the making the folded bodice in cheap material to make sure it fit well (and to not waste the silk – it wasn’t cheap :-)). Here’s a photo of the mock up in cotton poplin. It pretty easy to do just a bit fiddly as it has many pieces to it (11 if I remember rightly). Please excuse the rough sewing as it was just a mock.
Update: I’ve almost finished the dress in silk except for the hems (see photo). I’m pretty happy with how it’s worked out.

Material Notes

Mock up in cotton poplin – I think this dress would be quite good done in a cotton fabric to make it less formal for everyday wear. It would look really pretty in a large print floral fabric too.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton, Satin, Silk

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    Aug 28, 2009, 04.28 AMby sarahwau

    I had this fabric from when I went to school (a long time ago) and I don’t think I could use it for anything else because it just reminds me of my ugly school uniforms :-).

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    Aug 27, 2009, 02.50 PMby ralarkins

    Ah, Grasshopper, Spontique is right and learning the right way is priceless. I buy muslin when it’s on sale or hit the remnant bins for fabric close the same hand/feel for what I want to make. Another great place to get cheaper fabric for mock up is a used clothing/thrift shop (like Salvation Army or Good Will here in the U.S.) I don’t care if it is stained, wrong size or the wrong color. What I look for is if there is enough fabric for me to cut out pieces from it.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 10.43 AMby spontique

    This part of a project is priceless for learning. Sometimes I enjoy it better than the garment construction. It doesn’t look at all rough.

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