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A Navy Polka Dot Butterick 5317

Added Jun 5, 2013

by Abaigael

Leeds, United Ki...




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This was my very first project so it was a bit of a steep learning curve, but I love the results.
It’s made in a thick navy cotton to hold the pleats and the seams are finished with bias binding. I didn’t bother putting the pockets in as previous reviewers had complained about added bulk. I also made a few tweaks to the pattern for the back of the bodice.
If you’d like to read more about how I made it and see more photos pop over to my blog – Bobbin in




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    Jul 11, 2014, 01.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is a gorgeous dress! Very well done! :)

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    Jun 10, 2013, 08.24 PMby brisehuus

    Beautiful dress!

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    Jun 7, 2013, 10.21 PMby Abaigael

    Thanks for the lovely comments!

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    Jun 7, 2013, 06.42 PMby jojokitten

    I’ve seen this pattern loads when I go pattern shopping, and never imagined such a dress could come out of it…maybe i won’t skip it next time!

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    Jun 6, 2013, 02.57 PMby slanoca

    it looks great! good job

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    Jun 6, 2013, 02.45 PMby Elina Belova

    Looks very good. Congratulations on your first project!

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    Jun 6, 2013, 02.19 PMby Yellowcat

    Like it! It’s a great job!

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    Jun 6, 2013, 11.43 AMby Angie H

    Congrats on completing your first dress. You did such a good job!enjoyed your blog.

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    Jun 6, 2013, 10.44 AMby liliv-1

    Great job, the dress is very cute! You will wear it a lot and get many copliments!

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    Jun 6, 2013, 10.36 AMby chased-away

    I love your dress! Great job on your first project :)

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