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Toile Time!

Added Apr 7, 2013

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Butterick 5882: MISSES’ DRESS: Lined dress has bias shoulder straps extending into band, bias pleated bra with stay, princess seams, close-fitting, boned bodice, inside belt, and back zipper.

I love this pattern!

The only thing that I am not thrilled with is the bias cut strap piece. First, it uses a ton of fabric. I do not have a problem adding hanger loops to my makes, and do it all the time. But even without hanging the dress by the straps, I am concerned that they will stretch out over time. Obviously the front portion of the strap has to have some stretch. If I make this again, I will probably interface the portion of the straps that serve as straps but not the center front portion.

The underbust strap would not stay in place on its own, so I tacked it down at the corners.

Speaking of straps, I added a bit of width to them by using a narrow seam. Where the strap piece is sewn to the front bodice, I made sure to place the strap raw edges below the bodice raw edge so everything matched up.

It is also worth noting that this pattern has more ease at the waistline than I have seen before with fitted waist designs in the Butterick line.

Just for fun, I used a calico print for the lining pieces. This is invisible when worn, but the cotton was something I had on hand, and is so much easier to apply boning channels to than a drapey lining fabric!

I am almost positive that I will be making another one of these. Perhaps I will swap out another skirt design, or add some sleeves, but the shelf-bust design is too much fun not to use again.

I would highly recommend picking this pattern up!

And, as always, more pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

*Cotton upholstery fabric




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Sep 18, 2013, 08.03 PMby thenevergirl

    This is possibly my favorite dress on Burdastyle! It inspired me to make this dress:http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/shiny-dress

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    Aug 18, 2013, 05.21 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    I’m planning on making this dress myself. was it hard to get it properly fitting? you did a great job! have seen it on other blogs but yours is by far the best. imo :)

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    Jun 27, 2013, 07.10 PMby kittydarling

    Ohh This is gorgeous. I bought this pattern and can’t wait to use it now that I’ve seen your version!

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    Apr 17, 2013, 05.52 PMby klassykate

    Your work is inspiring! I admire how much work you put into this dress and the details to make it high quality.

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    Apr 15, 2013, 05.41 AMby Tallulah Twirl

    I have been so excited about this pattern but haven’t got round to it yet (too many bits of things on the go to justify starting another). But yours looks so super-amazing! You may just have kicked me into gear. Beautiful fabric on you, too. I think maybe the calico lining might help give the shape some added structure, which just makes something like this scream quality. xx

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    Apr 15, 2013, 05.26 AMby LavenderRevenge

    This pattern is sitting in my drawer waiting for the day I’ve accumulated all the right materials….Yours looks FABULOUS! The lining is such a fun touch:)

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    Apr 8, 2013, 12.40 PMby liliv-1

    I had seen a dress with a similar design on modcloth and I was wondering if I can knock it off. I didn’t know that there was a pattern available! Your dress is absolutely beautifull and you look amazing!!

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    Apr 8, 2013, 10.21 AMby freakusbzzz

    I love this pattern too, your version is fab andf beautifully made.

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    Apr 8, 2013, 06.01 AMby balllisaann

    I’ve been looking st this pattern, but didn’t think it would ever turn out as cute as on the envelope (and too advanced for me) but you did! It looks gorgeous.

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    Apr 8, 2013, 01.00 AMby eddalind

    very pretty. I wasn’t totally sold on the pattern from the envelope photos but your’s looks awesome

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