NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

Spring blossom

Added Feb 28, 2010

by icecjan

Perth, Australia






this dress (now a top) is based on Butterick B5211, i saw this beautiful matte satin and i had to have it, knowing slippery fabric is so hard to work with….

And yap, it’s a disaster :) I unpick the hem 3 times, i tried blind hem, rolled hem, hand stitch, no matter what i do, it just looked wrong!!

at the end (and out of frustration) i decided to chop it, string a skinny elastic through it so that i can hide the funny hem. i made a rose brooch out of the scrap, i’m happy now :)

Material Notes

matte satin, button, elastic




Garment Type


Butterick B5211

13 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 67_large

    Jun 20, 2010, 12.08 PMby doudou

    Love the fabric and the top !!

  • Main_picture_large

    Mar 26, 2010, 06.25 AMby 5294sandras

    What a beautiful dress and top!

  • Mn4_large

    Mar 3, 2010, 06.09 AMby Zaiba Shaikh

    Itsss sooo very Pretty!! Love it!!

  • 029_large

    Mar 1, 2010, 11.30 PMby Erin E

    Love the fabric. So pretty!

    I featured this top on my blog :)

  • Looking_at_you_large

    Mar 1, 2010, 03.42 PMby sunnilj9

    It’s gorgeous and I love the fabric you used. The hem looks great and I love your solution to this problem. Lovely job!

  • 7fee0d98280ead02f6946d0e1b96b332455de7ef_large

    Mar 1, 2010, 01.40 AMby josephina

    It is gorgeous fabric. And you ended up with a lovely top. I have given up trying to hem slippery fabrics – they all get a rolled hem on the overlocker now!

    1 Reply
    • Burda_avatar_large

      Mar 1, 2010, 08.54 AMby icecjan

      i wish i have one :(

  • Naburdaprofil_large

    Feb 28, 2010, 10.02 PMby janul

    I know, satin is a nightmare to sew… and I only hemmed a rectangle of fabric! I love your top!

  • Bassman_large

    Feb 28, 2010, 07.40 PMby rjhopkins12

    That fabric is beautiful! Where did you get it?

    1 Reply
    • Burda_avatar_large

      Mar 1, 2010, 12.34 AMby icecjan

      i got it from Spotlight – if you’re in Australia :)

  • Cherrys_047_large

    Feb 28, 2010, 07.16 PMby nenasew

    I think that is a gorgeous fabric. I see why u bought it. I have the same trouble with slippery fabrics and yet I keep buying them. I like how you solved the issue by gathering it at the waist. Looks very beautiful.

  • Button_s_large

    Feb 28, 2010, 06.34 PMby lmb

    I think it is beautiful. Worth all the trouble with the hem.

  • 2b30e1bd63e1423adbb3171713743de107bea472_large

    Feb 28, 2010, 06.11 PMby laugh434

    Gorgeous material! I think it looks lovely as a top, but the dress was very pretty as well!

  • Collar2_large

    Feb 28, 2010, 05.36 PMby sandoz18

    Very pretty—nice salvage. :)

  • 0902_lon_002__large

    Feb 28, 2010, 04.50 PMby bekaem

    Lovely top and I love that fabric – almost envy…. :) Shame for the dress but a top is really so much more versatile anyway.

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 21 people added it