Added Oct 14, 2013
Iowa City , Iowa...
Pattern: Butterick 5745 a fit and flare style dress created with gored panels.
Pattern modifications: Shorten hem severely, lengthened sleeves and added sleeve band.
The fabric is a mid weight stretch denim with white pinstripes. I chose this pattern because I could adjust the grain lines of the pattern pieces to create visual interest in the fabric.
I cut the bodice sides and center back on the bias to create a chevron effect. The added sleeve bands were also cut on the bias.
To add to the detailing I chose decorative thick zigzag stitching in lieu of basic top stitching as directed by the pattern. As well as adding a grosgrain ribbon that tied in a bow across the upper back neckline.
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