The Wallpaper Awards Dress That Didn't Make It - Butterick 5490

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I busted into my fabric stash the second day after unpacking the boxes because I wanted to make a dress for the Young Achiever Awards dinner we were invited to with the dress-code 'after five'. An older dress that I wanted to wear is too (too) tight and going out to buy a dress wouldn't be fun... Getting a second opinion about my ever expanding girth, I made this dress based on the waist measurement -- it is a size 14. Turns out, though, it is a little too large and I can barely move my arms without having a 'wardrobe malfunction' moment, as demonstrated by the mannequin.

Why did we overestimate my rib cage? Why do I always have this problem with Butterick?

And I know what you're thinking: That looks like wallpaper.

Sigh. Another day will be needed to undo this lined dress and downsize it. But no hurry, I don't have another gala to attend. Also, I don't have the presser foot for an invisible zipper.




- Butterick B5490

- Size 14

- Material: 4-metre thick cotton bought in Singapore