Monday, September 5, 2011

Butterick 5559–Slinky Red Dress

I bought this dress at the JoAnn’s sale a while ago. This french terry knit I also bought from JoAnn’s. It’s one of those rare, quality knits from there. It’s red but with a little fleck of white or light gray.
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Here’s my version. I like my skirts short but this one is a work dress and I wanted it a little bit longer. I made the teensiest, weensiest hem on this and it’s still a little on the short side. Wow, my hair is raggedy in this humid, rainy weather. I’ve been growing it out and I’m amazed how curly it is. Pre-kid I had very straight hair. Very. Straight.
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I didn’t really have any fit problems. I probably could have done a little swayback alteration but I didn’t. See how wavy it is?? My hair, not my swayback.
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Next up: I’m going to tackle one of those cowl-y patterns from the other day.

29 comments:

molly said...

The dress looks really good on you, a little short like you said but still great.

Pammie said...

Adorable Dawn! I can't believe how professional this looks! Fantastic!

Victoria said...

Pretty dress! You're gorgeous in red!

Amanda S. said...

Love this in red! I think this was short on me too, and I did a hem facing to save the length.

Peggy's Closet said...

This is stunning on you! ~ Peggy
http://peggyscloset.blogspot.com/

Janine said...

looks good. well done.

PepperToast said...

Short smort! You look great and your legs are amazing and the world can deal with it. You earn your legs with all your running. It's like getting your hair cut and dyed and styled and then putting a scarf over it. It wouldn't make ANY sense to do that.

shams said...

Wow, that dress was made for you. It looks great!

Robyn said...

That's one fabulous dress, love the colour. If you've got it flaunt it - I don't think your dress is too short.

MushyWear said...

Oh, I love this in red. Every time I see this pattern made up I like it more and more. Great job and it looks awesome on you!

Lisa said...

Your dress looks so perfectly made. I love the seam lines on this one. Your fabric looks lovely .

frifris said...

Oh, this looks georgeous on you! Love the lines and the fit, very becoming.

Elaray said...

The dress looks perfect. Not to short at all. The color is great on you.

Karin said...

This dress really suits you. The colour is great too. I think it is just long enough for work.

Rachel said...

That looks fabulous on you!! This is on my fall list to make so I will be sure to watch out for the length.

Trisha said...

Very cute! Your fabric shows off the line-details well.

senaSews said...

Fantastic dress. Love the color.

Aminat said...

This is absolutely fabulous and a great style on you

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

FAntastic dress on you!

Mon Café Couture said...

whow! what an amazing dress, how to get this original pattern? I just love it, the color, the fit, everything.

marysews said...

Wow! You look good in that dress!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is a great dress on you!

Becky said...

Looks great! I love the look of this pattern.

Sheila said...

The dress looks great on you.

Cornelle said...

This dress looks fabulous. I'm gonna try it....

Christina said...

My hair is wavier post-baby too. Just last month I decided to stop fighting it with the flat iron and "embrace the waves". Your curls, and your new dress, look good!

Jane said...

This dress looks fabulous on you.

Corrine said...

I have seen this on a few others. It is a really stylish piece. Ir looks so nice in every color and I have seen it in some small prints, looks really good in red. You look fab!

mochimo said...

Lovely dress! And I like it in red. I also have this pattern: I think I'm going to move it up on my to-sew-list.