February 13, 2014
Playing with Print
It's another version of the Butterick 5454 wrap dress. I cut this dress with the grain going all over the place. I placed the fronts along the cross-grain so that the border was on the running along that diagonal edge. Then I cut the skirt so the border was at the bottom. The sleeves were cut with the border along the hem edge as well.
Rather than put the pleats that the pattern calls for - I gathered the fronts into the shoulder seam and also gathered the skirt onto the bodice.
Because of the way the pattern feel on the fabric there is a small edge of the border on the back right above the waist seam.
After all of that - I cut a piece of the border print and appliqued it to the front overlap portion of the skirt. I made sure to match the print up and miter the corner.
It's an interesting dress - but it's not my favorite.
I love the print, I love the colors in it. It's comfortable but . . .
there is something about it that I can't explain. I think I've only worn it twice since I made it back in October.
What is it that makes a garment something you reach for again and again?