Post Easter Dress, Butterick 5850

Hancock Fabrics has some special occasion fabrics on clearance. I found taffeta with a matching shimmery accent fabric on sale for less than $3 per yard! Now there was a catch. The fabric was a bright lime green. I figured I could get away with it for Easter. People really get dressed up at my church so it would be a fun dress to wear for the occasion.

The pattern I settled on was Butterick 5850

I chose view A. Love the  no peek-a-boo issue mock wrap and sash

I chose view A. Love the no peek-a-boo issue mock wrap and sash

Unfortunately, what started off as mild congestion on Thursday turned into an all out monster cold on Friday. I was down for the day. Saturday I worked on altering praise dance dresses for the youth ministry and went to my niece’s birthday party (the baby is 5 already!). Before I knew it, it was midnight and I was putting together folders for scripts at the last minute for my youth group. That green dress was not happening. I ended up wearing my rose dress instead. New Look 6184 Here.

I did finally finish this week, post Easter but better late than never. The tucked shawl collar was a little tricky for me and the huge skirt required more gathering than I was used to doing but all in all it came together okay. I’m not sure where I’ll wear this bright green dress but it was a great learning project. I probably need to lay off the taffeta for a while now.

Inside bodice is lined

Inside bodice is lined

After several failed attempts to hem by machine, I found it much nicer to hand finish this slippery, stretchy, too fragile to press fabric

After several failed attempts to hem by machine, I found it much nicer to hand finish this slippery, stretchy, too fragile to press fabric

The dress has a lapped side zipper that hides behind the sas

The dress has a lapped side zipper that hides behind the sash

Close-up view shows the self- facing tucked collar.

Close-up view shows the self- facing tucked collar. I think it looks better with the collar turned out.

Butterick B5850

Butterick B5850

Butterick 5850

Butterick 5850

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