Sunday, January 13, 2008

Taking a breather...

I finished the Butterick wrap dress
,it is done except for the hem. I tried it on and it is a disaster. I don't know if it is due to the modifications I made or the fact that the knit is so stretchy or a combination of both. The neckline gaps horribly and the length of the bodice is almost two inches too long. The only alteration I made to the pattern which I don't normally do is to lengthen the bodice by 1/4 inch at the armhole and the rest was added just below the waist. The last Butterick knit dress I made the armhole was binding so that is why I decided to do this. Of course I should have compared this pattern to the New look faux wrap I made which fits very nicely, but I didn't.
After my breather I'm going to compare all the bodice measurements and see what I can do to salvage a dress, which I this point I'm not even sure I like how the colors and prints I used look on me....


  1. Sorry to hear this. Hopefully you can salvage the dress, or at least the fabric for another project.

  2. I know what you mean, sometimes you just need to walk away from a project for a while, then come back. Where do you buy Patrones magazines?

  3. Alethia, I only own 3 issues of Patrones, 2 were a gift from my brother who works in NYC, the third I bought in eBay. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Lisette, you might try putting a length of 1/4 inch elastic that is shorter than the length of your front neckline in the seam or the facing of the bodice. I have a how-to Here on my blog. That one adjustment can save a lot of headaches. HTH, Ann

  5. Wraps are such a beast! They look great and the style is so easy-breezy, but behind that easy-breezy is a LOT of swearing. Or perhaps I'm only speaking for myself here.


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