Butterick 5605 Sewing Pattern // Chevron dress // Closet Case Patterns

Yo Yo Me // Chevron Dress

My friends, I need your sage advice. I have been (steadily, meticulously, patiently) working on a new dress. I am obsessed with getting the fit just so and since I have also been very busy this week, progress is slow. I am currently at a loss about a few critical decisions.

I am making a Butterick 50’s reprint with a green cotton stripe, a pattern I laboured to find so I could make a chevron at the bust. Now that the bodice is done I have a few decisions to make:

Butterick 5605 Sewing Pattern // Chevron dress // Closet Case Patterns

Do I keep the dress more or less as designed with the full skirt and scoop neck? Do I modify the neckline to match the angle of the stripe? Do I scrap the full skirt and go for a little sheath? I simply cannot make a decision. I’m leaning towards option 1 because I think the V might not be very deep, and when it comes to necklines and my cleavage, I’m of the GO BIG OR GO HOME school. Either show off the girls or wrap ’em right up. But I’m a weirdo. What do YOU think? I wanna finish this beauty but I’d like your input.

(Also much thanks to the lovely and amazing Cindy over at Cation Designs who kindly helped me figure out how to treat the circle skirt when you are working with stripes. She made a beautiful dress a few months ago with the same chevron effect at the bust. She suggested a gathered skirt, but I think the fabric is too thick so I may cut the circle into quarters and hope for the best where the stripes line up).

CATEGORIES: Ruminating