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Butterick 5038

I bought this pattern last year. After working on the challenges with TNT pants pattern, I decided to sew something easy. Well so I thought. I made this dress for my daughter.

Pattern Description: Misses' Tunic: A-line tunic, above mid-knee

Pattern Sizing: 14 to 20; I made 20 with with a few alterations/changes.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. The pattern is true to the photo.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I purchased this pattern thinking it was a good basic pattern to make simple summer dress.

What I dislike about the pattern was the sizing. The pattern runs small in the bodice and it does not provide adequate coverage of the bust area. If your bra cup is an "A" then it should be OK

Fabric Used: very lightweight cotton that has been in my fabric collection for years.

Pattern Adjustments/Alterations:

My daughter is a full busted young lady; therefore I had to alter the front and back bodice to accommodate her. The bust point was lowered and the bust dart was repositioned, 2" was added to the lower edge of the front bodice because it was too short; To the top of the front bodice 3-4" was added to provide adequate coverage . The same additions were added to back bodice.

The pattern instruction sheets only gave instructions regarding a bodice lining. I added a full lining because the fabric I choose was lightweight and somewhat thin.


Faye Lewis said…
I really like this especially in the plaid.
Summerset said…
Very cute! Smart idea to just add a lining to the thin, yet perfect for summer fabric.
paco peralta said…
Alethia.- me gusta, sencillo y bonito vestido. un abrazo, Paco
~ Kimberlee B ~ said…
Very cute, perfect summer outfit!
Edris said…
I'm glad I found your review. I will making this dress soon. Just bought my fabric yesterday. Thanks for your tips.

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