Saturday, November 17, 2012

Butterick 4914

I started Butterick 4914 the other night and finished it while Olive slept yesterday. I added the band to the neckline which I cut to just under 2" wide. I think I have found the perfect width and this is definitely my preferred way to finish a stretchy neckline at the moment. I made this with more cheap polyester stretch from Spotlight.
Once again I used the sleeves from Simplicity 3775. I have not thought much about sleeves before but the shape can completely change the look of a garment. Even though this looks a lot like Simplicity 3775 the pattern pieces are different shapes. The Butterick one fits me a lot better.
I would have taken some photos of me wearing it but that would have involved brushing my hair, shaving my legs and finding a decent bra so I threw it on the ground artfully arranged it on the floor.
This pattern is out of print, but you might be able to find it on ebay or etsy.


thornberry said...

Lovely dress Kate. As you know, I do like a knit dress - and thanks for the tip on the binding width. Looking forward to seeing a photo of this on you one day?

Anonymous said...

Love it! Can't seem to track down a copy of the pattern in my size though (boo hiss).

Jo said...

Great dress! And I know what you mean about modelling a garment - which is why I mostly chop my head and feet off in my pics - no need for fancy hair/make-up/shoes!