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Gray Gathered Dress

Added Jun 9, 2010

by harmony758

New York, New Yo...






Sweet gray jersey dress made from Butterick 5418

Material Notes

Gray Cotton Jersey




Garment Type

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    Jul 14, 2010, 05.23 PMby lthor

    Your looks great! I just made one from the same pattern, and I found that if you wear the straps wider (more like cap sleeves) then it helps a bit with the sagging- that and stay tape so there’s something solid holding up all that fabric- but mine still tries to sag a bit. What did you do to get the front part to stay up so well?

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      Jul 29, 2010, 02.16 AMby harmony758

      I tried to stitch-in-the-ditch in addition to the directions. But frankly…I think it just photographs well :-) It does stay up MUCH better in the front than the back, but I haven’t figured out why yet. If I ever try to make another one, maybe I can test out some theories.

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    Jun 12, 2010, 09.12 PMby kstyled

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this dress and the pattern number. I’ve been wanting to make a top with this sort of gathering in the front. LOVE THIS!!!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 02.16 PMby ink

    I agree this is so lovely. I have a bunch of light jersey that I need a pattern for. The gathering is so flattering on you and looks like a versatile dress you can dress up or down. Lovely.

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    Jun 10, 2010, 04.34 AMby Ashlee Nemo

    <3 lovely

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    Jun 10, 2010, 01.45 AMby Natalia *

    Really pretty.

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    Jun 10, 2010, 12.50 AMby violetsky

    Ooo I’ve been looking for a pattern exactly like this. Was it hard to make?

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      Jun 10, 2010, 01.47 AMby harmony758

      Making the pleats and such wasn’t too hard, but the fabric is heavy and can’t support itself. So it pulls down & you can see the facing in the front & back (if you look at the pic of the back that I posted, you may be able to see what I mean). I like it enough that I’m sure I’ll wear it all summer, but I wish I could fix that!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 11.52 PMby nettie

    That is gorgeous!!

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