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Spring blossom

Added Feb 28, 2010

by icecjan

Perth, Australia






this dress (now a top) is based on Butterick B5211, i saw this beautiful matte satin and i had to have it, knowing slippery fabric is so hard to work with….

And yap, it’s a disaster :) I unpick the hem 3 times, i tried blind hem, rolled hem, hand stitch, no matter what i do, it just looked wrong!!

at the end (and out of frustration) i decided to chop it, string a skinny elastic through it so that i can hide the funny hem. i made a rose brooch out of the scrap, i’m happy now :)

Material Notes

matte satin, button, elastic




Garment Type


Butterick B5211

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    Jun 20, 2010, 12.08 PMby doudou

    Love the fabric and the top !!

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    Mar 26, 2010, 06.25 AMby 5294sandras

    What a beautiful dress and top!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 06.09 AMby Zaiba Shaikh

    Itsss sooo very Pretty!! Love it!!

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    Mar 1, 2010, 11.30 PMby Erin E

    Love the fabric. So pretty!

    I featured this top on my blog :)


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    Mar 1, 2010, 03.42 PMby sunnilj9

    It’s gorgeous and I love the fabric you used. The hem looks great and I love your solution to this problem. Lovely job!

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    Mar 1, 2010, 01.40 AMby josephina

    It is gorgeous fabric. And you ended up with a lovely top. I have given up trying to hem slippery fabrics – they all get a rolled hem on the overlocker now!

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      Mar 1, 2010, 08.54 AMby icecjan

      i wish i have one :(

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    Feb 28, 2010, 10.02 PMby janul

    I know, satin is a nightmare to sew… and I only hemmed a rectangle of fabric! I love your top!

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    Feb 28, 2010, 07.40 PMby rjhopkins12

    That fabric is beautiful! Where did you get it?

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      Mar 1, 2010, 12.34 AMby icecjan

      i got it from Spotlight – if you’re in Australia :)

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    Feb 28, 2010, 07.16 PMby nenasew

    I think that is a gorgeous fabric. I see why u bought it. I have the same trouble with slippery fabrics and yet I keep buying them. I like how you solved the issue by gathering it at the waist. Looks very beautiful.

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    Feb 28, 2010, 06.34 PMby lmb

    I think it is beautiful. Worth all the trouble with the hem.

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    Feb 28, 2010, 06.11 PMby laugh434

    Gorgeous material! I think it looks lovely as a top, but the dress was very pretty as well!

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    Feb 28, 2010, 05.36 PMby sandoz18

    Very pretty—nice salvage. :)

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    Feb 28, 2010, 04.50 PMby bekaem

    Lovely top and I love that fabric – almost envy…. :) Shame for the dress but a top is really so much more versatile anyway.

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