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Lily Pad

Added Jun 24, 2013

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Butterick 5748: MISSES’/MISSES’ PETITE DRESS: Lined dress has close-fitting bodice, flared skirt (Cut on crosswise grain of fabric), side zipper and very narrow hem. A: attached bows. Purchased petticoat.

I managed to make a ridiculous mistake on this project – because the back bodice scoop is almost the same level as the armhole, I stitched my lining pieces with the center back seams as side seams. Whoops! It was an easy fix, but I did not notice until I went to stitch the lining to the bodice. That will teach me to ignore markings!

Other than my silly boo-boo, this was extremely easy to put together (especially since I was working with a stable quilting cotton!).

The slits in the front and back bodice are lovely, but they do make the neckline quite wide. If you have narrow shoulders, View B may be a safer bet.

Because this dress needed a little something extra, I added some contrasting piping to the waist seam. The fact that there are not very many pieces to deal with always makes adding those extra details more fun!

More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Quilting Cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jun 26, 2013, 07.25 AMby SENEBO

    Another lovely dress you have made, I like your fabric choice and it looks great on you

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    Jun 24, 2013, 07.50 PMby Madeleine Mistral

    Love it! It looks gorgeous!

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    Jun 24, 2013, 07.53 AMby Ezzles

    This is super cute, I love it.

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    Jun 24, 2013, 07.02 AMby Mary Athey

    this is just gorgeous, i love everything about it and you suit this style so well. beautiful work x

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    Jun 24, 2013, 06.51 AMby cris orange


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