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Butterick 5601 view B

Added Oct 15, 2013

by Mary Athey

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I made this dress with the most lovely fabric. It’s a cotton based jersey and the black aztec pattern is embossed velvet. It really does feel lovely to touch. I modified this pattern quite a bit. I lengthened it by about 6 inches and changed the two back bars from twists (did’nt look nice) to flat. I also exaggerated the sleeves, i will go back and stiffen the edges of them but i ran out of time before my holiday. I omitted the zip as well as i could pull it on and off. It’s quite a wiggle dress which i love. This is my sister’s favourite, she saw it on my dressform and could’nt believe i made it!! I was so thrilled to hear this. I’m looking to do view A sometime, at the moment i have to many fab new burda dresses i want to try as well as my bought patterns x

Material Notes

Velvet embossed jersey
cotten with a slight stretch for lining.




Garment Type

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    Oct 16, 2013, 11.28 PMby slmnstyle

    Great dress Mary! Looks like you are enjoying it as well as your holiday!

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      Oct 17, 2013, 07.03 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you, i always think if a dress or top etc fits peoperly it’s great. An ill fitting dress used to ruin my night back before i started sewing again. At least making my own guarantees a good fit and no one else will have the same which is a bonus. We had an amazing break x

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    Oct 16, 2013, 02.06 PMby Cristina Staicu

    I really liked all your outfits chosen for your lovely holiday! Well done for your creations!!!

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      Oct 16, 2013, 02.41 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you cristina for your lovely comment. It’s so lovely to wear your own hand made items is’nt it!! And great when people like them x

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    Oct 16, 2013, 01.43 PMby velvetribbon

    Pretty dress and fabric choice! Lovely photos as well:)

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      Oct 16, 2013, 01.53 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your kind comment velvetribbon x

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    Oct 16, 2013, 12.09 PMby kisses

    Another lovely dress…the fabric and style is very nice. I so adore this style never taught about it in jersey. I must so give it a try. Your holiday sewing was very productive

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      Oct 16, 2013, 01.54 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you kisses, i love jersey because it exands with you lol x

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    Oct 16, 2013, 11.34 AMby Mbaliyethu

    Queen!!!! I love all your holiday wardrobe. This dress looks good on you,hope you had a lovely holiday too.

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      Oct 16, 2013, 01.56 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks mbaliyethu, that’s a lovely thing to say. We had such a fabulous holiday. Beautiful scenery beautiful people good food and drink no work and plenty of sunshine x

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    Oct 16, 2013, 07.13 AMby rita61

    Nice; looks great. I think if I was your sister, I may have ‘borrowed’ you dress from the dressform, and ‘forgot’ to ever return it!

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      Oct 16, 2013, 07.30 AMby Mary Athey

      Lol and thank you rita, my sis is a jeans and top kinda woman so my clothes are safe. She does love what i wear though x

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    Oct 15, 2013, 10.15 PMby cris orange

    Another gorgeous dress, you were very productive Mary :) the fabric is really nice. Is the dress doubled with a grey jersey? I like your changes, so the dress fits you better. And it seems you had a great time in Spain!

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      Oct 16, 2013, 05.08 AMby Mary Athey

      Hi cris, thank you. Yes the dress was lined with grey. I love lined dresses and the fabrics were’nt to heavy for spain at that time of year. My day dresses where unlined but i think dresses sit better on me with lining. I really just made two dresses as i’m sure this one had facings which i detest anyway lol x

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    Oct 15, 2013, 08.49 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    I love all the dresses you’ve made for your holiday. Looks like you’re having a great time. xx

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      Oct 15, 2013, 09.07 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks sleepy dumpling, i had to sew like mad to get all the dresses finished but it was well worth it.x

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    Oct 15, 2013, 07.30 PMby zsyzu

    This is very nice Mary! And you look beautiful in it. Well done!

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      Oct 15, 2013, 08.12 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi zsyzu and thanks for the lovely comment. x

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    Oct 15, 2013, 06.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Gorgeous dress Mary! Suits you perfect – and I like the fabric very much! Lovely photos ;-)

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      Oct 15, 2013, 08.11 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen, it was roasting ellen and the scenary was so lovely. We made a couple of drink stops along the way which helped lol x

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    Oct 15, 2013, 05.52 PMby chased-away

    Very nice! I love the dress from the outside (and also the clean finish on the inside) :D

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      Oct 15, 2013, 05.57 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much chased away, that’s such a lovely comment x

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    Oct 15, 2013, 04.38 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    One more wonderful outfit, Mary! A very beautiful dress. I love the unique fabric pattern, the proportions you made and changed sleeves and it suits you very well! Besides, it seems to be good not only for holiday at the sea – it is a nice choice for a summer in the city, too.

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      Oct 15, 2013, 04.45 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much oksana, i will be able to wear this dress into the winter because of its colour and style. I wish i had a photo of it in my heels but oh well lol. I forget to take them with me when we went to altea x

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