Winter is coming to an end soon, I hope. So I wanted to make something that's versatile enough for me to wear now and transition into early spring, with fabric and a pattern from my stash. Check out Butterick 5673, it's an old pattern and I believe out-of-print.
This close-fitting, unlined, dress has neck band, princess seams, below elbow length sleeves, midriff and side invisible zipper closing. The instructions were straightforward and easy to follow. I sewed my usual size 10 (I wear a 4 rtw). My finished dressed looked just like the picture on the envelope.
What did you like or dislike about the pattern? I like everything about the pattern and have no dislikes.
What fabric did you use? I used a double knit fabrics, I think they're Ponte-Roma knits, and a nylon knit fusible interfacing as suggested.
What pattern alterations and/or design changes did you make? I didn't make any changes to this pattern other than adding my normal two inches to the length.
Which sewing machines did you use? I constructed most of the dress with the Serger and top stitched it with the sewing machine.
Would you sew this again? Yes, I may make a short sleeve version for the summer.
If you're able to get your hands on this pattern, I highly recommend it!