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Side pleats dress (Butterick 5672)

Added Feb 10, 2012

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






Side pleats dress made with double-knit wool and Butterick 5672. The instructions are very clear-written. The pattern itself is simple with only four outer pieces. I chose view A, the sleeveless dress.

There are several alteration that I made to the pattern pieces. As usual, the bodice pieces are shortened, and the skirt hem was shortened a lot due to fabric limitation. I also added a center back seam for zipper instead of left side zipper because I wanted to make a swayback adjustment.

As the whole dress is cut on bias, I ironed a strip of fusible interfacing to the center back seam as a reinforcement for sewing the zipper. The dress is fully lined in tricot, the lining is also used to finish the neckline and armscyes.

I ended up pinching about 1 cm on each side from underarm to waist. The neckline was gaping a bit, this happens to me a lot so next time I should add this alteration to my usual adjustments.

One thing that I kinda regretted from this dress was the color. I really like the color but I just made a coat in similar color! If I wear this dress with the coat, it will be too… green. But aside from all those little things, I love love love the result! It fits wonderfully and the fabric feels fabulous. It is still too cold to wear the dress outside like this so it would definitely worn with layers. But spring is coming!

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Material Notes

double-knit wool




Garment Type

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    Feb 14, 2012, 05.35 PMby barona

    Great dress! Stunning color, flattering shape. Love it.

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    Feb 12, 2012, 03.18 AMby smallone

    oh my favorite color….this is sooooo lovely!

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    Feb 11, 2012, 08.02 PMby madebymeg

    beautiful! great color :)

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    Feb 11, 2012, 04.08 PMby lizajane09

    Beautiful! The color is so fresh. You look fantastic.

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    Feb 11, 2012, 01.58 PMby poppykettle

    That colour is just divine, and you pull off this dress with absolute aplomb. Looking Gorgeous! (with a capital G)

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    Feb 10, 2012, 09.54 PMby chillwear

    Just beautiful, love the color, fit…everything! I need to make this dress.

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    Feb 10, 2012, 08.51 PMby mausflee

    Love the dress, color and design!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 07.31 PMby chula123

    absolutely beautiful ! And the colour is just fantastic, great job !

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    Feb 10, 2012, 02.27 PMby patti-r

    I agree with all the other members compliments, really great job and love the color!!!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 02.00 PMby Alili

    Love this! The dress and color is beautiful!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 01.31 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    i think your dress is fantastic and i agree schnui, you will look great with this dress and coat combo…. also doing this you can change your nickname to verygreenperson ; p !!!!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 11.51 AMby jadealamode

    wow!! it’s a wonderful colour! I really love your dress!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 08.07 AMby Dibii

    Marvellous dress!!!! Great colour, great silhouette and looks very nice on you!!!! Also looks very well done! :)

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    Feb 10, 2012, 08.04 AMby G-A-

    Beautiful pattern, good choice!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 07.10 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    great dress, great shape, great color and a wonderful model, wearing it too! i love this dress!!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 06.21 AMby schnui

    Your dress is beautiful and so beautifully sewn. I think if you wear it with your coat it will look fabulous. Going monochromatic is very sophisticated!!!

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