I wonder why this pattern (Butterick 5873) is not very popular among Pattern Review members. It's such any easy and stylish dress.
Here is my review:
Close-fitting, above mid-knee length dress has mock wrap front, gathered
at left side, collar, collar band, raglan sleeve, side zipper and
stitched hems. I made view B with short sleeves but without sash.
Pattern Sizing: I cut bodice 10, and graded to 12 at waist and hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, there were fairly easy. Although I changed order of construction,
first sew attached sleeves to the bodice, then serged side seams. I also
used coverstich machine to finish hems
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the silhouette of the dress, which is very slimming. I like side gathers. No dislikes
Fabric Used: Raoyn lycra knit. I think it was perfect fabric-pattern combination, the knit has just enough weight for gathers.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: My usual alteration ie removing 1.5 cm from waist area. I also took in 1 cm at sleeves seam.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew view A with longer sleeves for fall.
I wonder why this pattern is not very popular at PR. For me it's a
winner, the best summer dress! It's comfortable to wear, yet stylish.