I know my formal is still well ahead of time but I don't think I will have anytime to make my dress during year 12, so I have decided to make it in the next 2 weeks- WHICH ARE COMPLETELY FREE FOR ME! Now for the special dress and theme I have chosen the time era of the 1950's, in fact the pattern I have chosen is Butterick Retro 5708 ('53), which is one dress but the bodice may be worn in numerous variations. Today I took a trip to Spotlight and purchased this pattern and without realising the pattern was $21.00, it sure was a real shock for me but no way was I going to reject buying it.
But for me I absolutely love view A. Usually the pattern packet is thick and weighs a little but the packet for this pattern is as light as a feather. Although I am not to fond of the 50s hair, I may level out a hairstyle of the 50's and 60's, but on the other hand now looking in google for '50's hairstyles of long wavy hair', I actually have chosen some I like. The only thing I'm worried about in making this dress is inserting the 14" invisible zipper. (scary)
Don't stop click to see more hairstyles and info...
The material I have chosen is Dutch Satin which isn't recommended on the pattern but I asked the assistant in spotlight and she is said it was fine. The great thing about this pattern is that it has no lining, this pattern has got many bad reviews and I only had checked the reviews after I bought the pattern, although I found a good review at http://www.thehaplessseamstress.com/2011/12/completed-project-butterick-5708.html and her dress looks just lovely!
Well I better get started to finish off before I start school up again...
Here is my to do list to beginning:
- Read through all instructions
- Search anything I don't understand and understand it
- Copy the pattern onto interfacing and cut out
- Pin to calico and cut
- Make a practice version
- Once everything is right
- Make the real on Dutch satin