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Monday, February 29, 2016

Butterick 5778 & McCall's 5006

After a new Serengeti catalog came in the mail this past week I noticed one of the dress looked just like the Butterick 5778 dress I had made!  Just add a little cardigan and I could save myself about $65!

I used my Butterick 5778 pattern I had previously made a wearable muslin with and the McCall's 5006 cardigan pattern in View "E".

Inspirational Picture

Butterick 5778 Pattern

McCall's 5006 Cardigan Pattern
I am so happy with the way the dress turned out.  The black fabric was a dream to work with.  I used my serger and just used a rolled hem on the bottom.  The top of the dress fits perfect (thanks to that muslin last week) and the whole dress went together pretty fast.  I didn't add the ties at the waist to this version but I did remember to add the elastic.  I'm still not sure that it was even necessary.

Butterick 5778 Sleeveless Dress

Butterick 5778 Back View

Butterick 5778-Top Close-up

Butterick 5778-Rolled Hem View

Butterick 5778 & McCall's 5006
 The dress and cardigan took 1.5yards of the ITY knit and the bottom of the dress took 1.5 yards of the black knit. 

Butterick 5778 & McCall's 5006 Fabric Tag

Butterick 5778 Skirt Fabric Tag

$13.49 Butterick 5778 Dress!
  I've been spoiling myself sewing with knits lately and I know I need to use up a lot of my woven stash so I looked through my patterns and found these three dress patterns that have caught my eye.

The Simplicity 7963 looks very Springy and I like the green and the white version with the faux tie front look.  Not too sure of the yellow tie at the waist one though.

The Simplicity 5097 is my most favorite look.  I love all three versions.  The blue one has split sleeves!

The Simplicity 5845 is such a sweet sundress.  I really can't decide which one to sew up first. 

We're thinking of going to Busch Gardens next month for Dear Daughter's birthday, maybe the sundress would be a great choice!

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Until next time...................................


  1. Love that rolled hem! Isn't it amazing as you grow accustomed to sewing how you can copy (and customize) what you see in catalogs and magazines? I love it!

    1. Thank you. Yes, I do love being able to copy RTW. Your kind comments are appreciated!

  2. I LOVE how you worked this pattern out. I have it my rotation of dresses I plan on making for the spring and summer. I have a fitting chart I used and it helps me A LOT!

    1. I wouldn't be able to start sew without my fitting chart! Thank you for your kind comments.