It's summer once more and my dream of wearing a pretty shift dress was resurrected.
Butterick 5450 got a lot of glowing reviews from those who have used it so I thought this might just work.
I made a muslin first and I was quite happy with how it fit. I used size 6 and unlike other patterns where I had to grade up to a higher size at the waist, this one was perfect and did not require any alterations.
|So onto the cutting table (actually the dining table).|
In a nutshell, the dress construction involves sewing a pleated lined bodice to an unlined skirt. The bodice lining eliminates the need to use any facings or bias tape to finish the armholes and neckline. Closure is via side zipper.