I just love a wrap top. For years I’ve wanted a wrap dress but for some reason or another I haven’t owned one until now. The pattern I used is Butterick 5030. It has lots of sleeve and collar variations. I had a golden floral challis fabric in my stash from long ago that was destined for this type of dress. I chose to sew view C with the flared sleeve and a narrow sash.
This pattern sewed up without a fuss. I only made my typical alteration at the side waist. The front facing is drafted nicely with a curve so there is no gaping. The wrap skirt is generous with no peek-a-boo knee issues.
I used my sewing machine and overcast foot instead of serger this time. I don’t know why I hadn’t tried it sooner. I kind of like the look better than the serger narrow hem.
I have had an fascination with handcrafted textiles since before I can remember. The most influential women in my life have been skilled at sewing and needlecrafts. This includes great grandmother Mattie and grandma Arelia who was ever encouraging and proud of her “sweet pea” as I attempted my first projects at the age of 11.
Starting with braid weaving, then progressing to sewing, then crochet I was on my way. I received a bachelors in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising from Eastern Michigan University in 2006. Over the years I have picked up knitting, loom weaving, embroidery and finally spinning every type of fiber I can get my hands on.
The process of creating using traditional techniques has brought me much joy and fulfillment over the years and I hope to inspire others to explore our heritage skills through my sharing.
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2 thoughts on “Butterick 5030 Golden Wrap dress”
That is very, very pretty, both the pattern and the fabric you used. I do love wraps, but haven’t tried one yet either. I don’t know how to use the overlock stitch – reckon I’d better get with the program and see if my machine even does that!
Thank you! I can’t wait to wear it. I will definately be trying out more sewing machine functions. I’m feeling gutsy now 🙂