Saturday, May 12, 2007

Butterick 4976

The popular wrap dress is in every designer's collection. It is flattering on women of every age and figure type. I made the original wrap dress pattern in 1977. I loved it then and I love it now! Butterick 4976 is a mock wrap dress that goes together easily. I used the pucci-inspired print from the Late Summer 2006 Mailer (see 7/13/06 entry).

Alterations: I did my standard FBA alteration but the back bodice was slightly large, so I cut it a size smaller. I also shortened the skirt 1 1/2 inches at the bottom edge.

Construction changes: The neck facing is a bias strip cut from the fashion fabric. I substituted prepackaged single fold bias binding because I didn't want the printed fabric to show through.

This pattern includes a side zipper

and the hem is turned twice and topstitched.

Other style options are to make the bodice in one fabric and the belt/skirt in another. This will give the look of a 2-piece outfit. I highly recommend this pattern.


prestonsbaby said...

I was having a little trouble with blogging with your new page, but I finally got it. You know you brought me into this new millenium thing (blogging)and I struggle from time to time. Well, the fabric choice for this dress is so cute. It's fun, alive and flirty. I guess a girl needs that from time to time. Excellent choice of pattern with a lot of style. I have a few pieces with the wrap style and I do enjoy!

prestonsbaby said...

Also, I should mention that my waist is kind of low. I have a very long torso, so If anyone out there is like me, please try on your dress before purchasing.

Roz said...

Thanks, prestonsbaby. You are right. You should try on a RTW dress because that alteration is usually impossible to do.

fabri-holic said...

Looking good! Love the website and all the information and ideas that you share.

Roz said...

Thank you Fabri-holic!