Sunday, June 10, 2012

Butterick 5638---The Rust Ruffled dress

I've been wanting to make this dress for quite some time so I'm happy I can mark it off the list. I really like the results. I was looking for a bright, solid colored dress to add to my wardrobe. The ruffle neckline provided the perfect feminine detail. The dress is a winner in my book Ok, here is the review.......

(This dress is actually rusty orange in color. It's interesting that it photographed sorta red.)


Butterick 5638

Pattern Description:
Fitted dress

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, minus the change I made to the ruffle.
(Back shot)

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much so!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the ruffled neckline!

Fabric Used:
A stretch sateen in a rust color.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't follow the ruffle instructions. I didn't want the ruffle extending to the back of the neck---I really didn't like that look. Instead I gathered them tighly and only and sewed them along the front neckline. I also lengthened the dress by about 3".
(Up close ruffle detail)

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Quite possibly-- I love a cute princess seam dress with a fancy neckline.
(Picked up a cute pair of sandals from Sear's. I love the braiding detail and wedge heel. With my height I had doubts about doing a wedge but these were perfect.)

Conclusion:
Great little dress that didn't require much fuss and yielded cute results:)

34 comments:

  1. Very nice! I remember when you first purchased this pattern! I was surprised to here the color did show up as true to you...especially with you being in outside light! Very cute though!

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  2. Cute dress. I love the style and the color looks good on you.

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  3. Really pretty and I like the "tuxedo" effect of the ruffles in the front only.

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  4. Love it and the shoes are wonderful.

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  5. You look beautiful Victoria, and I love the color of this dress..

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  6. that dress looks beautiful on you. the whole outfit is gorgous. WELL DONE LADY!

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  7. You look lovely in this dress! The style and colour really suit you. You are also obviously getting very good at fitting yourself too!

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  8. Lovely dress, very becoming color!

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  9. Cute dress, LOVE the shoes!

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  10. I too had this on my list...GREAT fabric selection!

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  11. I've overlooked this pattern numerous of times, but I
    LOVE this! Your dress turned out beautiful and looks great on you!

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  12. Great dress. I made it last year and loved it. What I NEED is the shoes! TFS.

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  13. What a beautiful dress!! Where did you get the fabric?

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  14. Great job, you look stunning in this dress and what a great color on you! The fit is perfect, nicely done lady!

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  15. That is a really cute dress-whatever color it is! The ruffle is a nice detail.

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  16. Cute dress , love the neck detail

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  17. That is beautiful, Victoria! The ruffle detail makes it, as does the color. Love it!

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  18. I keep looking at this pattern & thinking about buying it - perhaps I should just do it, your dress is gorgeous.

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  19. The dress looks wonderful on you! You achieved the First Lady look!

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  20. That really is a winning look on you. I love your shoes.

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  21. That is really cute! Great ruffle placement--you're so right that it looks better only in the front here.

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  22. That is one great dress. I also agree with you on eliminating the back neck ruffles. Lovely shoes :-)

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  23. Lovely dress and really like the style and another great color that looks good on you.

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  24. Great dress. I love ruffles so I have to get a copy of this pattern. I'm glad to hear it was an easy one to sew and the instructions were clear.

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  25. Love this dress! This is going to be my second sewing project (lol.. just starting my first tomorrow) Thanks for posting links to the patterns you use as well as breaking down changes and commenting on how easy or hard the patterns are

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