Butterick 5882

The glorious Butterick 5882! I can finally add my version to the Blogosphere. As always the last one on the train. But that's okay. Gives me lots and lots of inspiration to look at all the versions before I start my own. I actually bought this pattern long time ago when it was on sale at Hancock Fabrics for $2.99. Who doesn't love a bargain!

The fabric is Kaufman Essex Linen Blend La Femme. I knew immediately that I wanted this dress in this color combination, and I love the result. I am wearing a petticoat in this picture. The skirt really needs a petticoat, otherwise it just hangs there all sad.

A little droopy looking skirt without the petticoat.

Detail of the shelf folding. It is easier than it looks. There was some confusion about how Gertie meant the straps to be folded. I've seen some versions where the straps are folded differently (including Gertie's own version), but I stuck to the original design.

The bodice is lined with Polyester Crepe Back Satin. Leftover from my Colette Truffle Dress.

 The seam allowances are finished with rayon seam binding in cream. The boning has cotton casing and is sewn to the lining, as seen here.

 And here some action shots:

Pattern Description:
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.
Pattern Sizing:
4 - 20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very clear step by step instructions. I had no problems. Inserting the boning was no problem.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the bust shelf style, and the swishy skirt
Fabric Used:
Kaufman Essex Linen Blend La Femme
Polyester Crepe back satin for lining of bodice
Metal wire boning with cotton casing
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a straight size 10 without any fitting alterations. I didn't line the skirt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again, and recommend it, provided one likes the style.
I love my new dress and have worn it already. It is very comfortable.


Carrie Thompson hat gesagt…

Hi! I nominated you for a Liebster award...check it out here:


Beth (SunnyGal Studio) hat gesagt…

that dress is beautiful, love the fabric choice and it looks great on you

Kathrin Hain hat gesagt…

Carrie, thank you for the nomination. I will check it out right away!

Beth, thank you! :)