Sewing, Homeschooling and Craziness




Well… I guess it turned out OK. I am NOT crazy about the fit in the shoulders. I am not a linebacker, people.. LOL I maybe have a little extra (OK, A LOT extra) fluff to me but it’s not in my shoulders! LOL Well, maybe a little bit but not THAT much. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, the pattern was extremely easy. Easy to follow, easy to sew, easy all the way around. If you are looking for a retro pattern to start with this would be the one I suggest. The bodice is fully lined so it makes it much easier. No rolled hems! πŸ˜‰ Β The fit is great everywhere (EXCEPT THE SHOULDERS).

I really like the fabric I used. I like the way it feels and they way it “took”, if you know what I mean… LOL Β I will definitely be making this one again in the future. And next time I will know to add a couple of darts! πŸ˜‰

I wish the pictures would show the colors better. :/ That yellow is awesome with the red flower detail!! LOL

Here, this shows the fabric better –


And here is the dress actually on me. (Cringing at pictures of myself.)


Yep, I have the ARMS of a linebacker, just not the shoulders. LOL!!

Snot!! She didn’t get my shoes in the shot!! I got them FREE from Sears and I ❀ them!!!




Tonight I will be working on something for c1. I have no idea what to call it… Maybe a skort all??? Just a skort? A dress/skort with a vintage feel?? Maybe you can help me with the name tomorrow. I’ll be putting up a tutorial for it. πŸ˜‰

This is fabric I’ll be using-

I hope it turns out the way I have it in my mind…. LOL

And that the cats leave me in peace… SNORT! That will never happen! Who am I trying to kid?????

So, what are YOU working on??? Leave me a comment!

Comments on: "Retro Butterick ’53 5708 Is DONE!!!" (11)

  1. Actually, Stacy, I like it much more on you, than on the hanger.
    And you do not look like a linebacker in any way. πŸ™‚

  2. I want to make this dress. I am worried about the fit though, plus I do not know what type of fabric to use. I will let you know if I actually get around to it.

    I am still fighting with the Colette Jasmine pattern. I am hoping the arms fit. In my hurry to finish it (it’s a UFO) I did not check the arm holes.

    • I would use something woven for sure. I don’t think knits would hold the shape well.
      It fits VERY well except for the neckline/shoulders but I am going to put in a couple of darts and that ought to fix it right up. I was worried about it the whole time because it just looked so low and wide… Seems I was right… LOL
      Good luck with the Jasmine!!! Fingers crossed!!
      And DEFINITELY let me know if you try this one out!!!

  3. The dress turned out great and I agree, it looks much better on you than the hanger. Seems to me from what I can see you have a very vivacious and curvy figure and supple shoulders, lovely!

    The bouquet print looks lovely too, can’t wait to see the finished result of that one also.

  4. I love the look of the 2 tone top (and you were worried about your oops, lol!). It turned out very nice, and like the others said, looks better on you than on the hanger:)

  5. punkmik said:

    Love the fabric combination! And it is a very cute summer dress! πŸ™‚ I have joined a sew along for a shirt or wrap dress but I am making a shirt dress in a simialr fabric to yours. πŸ™‚ just gives it that retro summer feel!

  6. I love the dress.Looks great on you.. [ dont look like a linebacker ,at all..]
    I cant wait to see what the other fabrics are going to be..All of it , is so pretty..
    You are sewing soooo much and so fast.. And you have only been sewing a few months..
    I am so impressed.. Happy sewing.

    • Thank you SO much, Judy!!

      It came as a complete shock to me how fairly easy sewing has been for me to learn. But ALWAYS learning more… LOL It must be the genes… Both my grandmothers were wonderful seamstresses. πŸ™‚

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