Butterick 7556

A couple of posts ago I talked about this dress how I did a small bust adjustment and shortened the bodice. I will admit I was a little concerned about taking the full inch out of the length of the bodice I usually only take out 1/2 inch but after looking at the sizes on my ‘fully proportional dress’ I thought it might be a good idea.

I have put the top together and attached it to the skirt, I did have to do something with the pleats on the skirt as it was about an inch wider than the bodice, one other thing that I did to the bodice was to take the under bust darts in an extra 1/4 inch up to 2 inches below the bust point then taper them into the bust point, I am quite happy with the changes.

Hopefully taking the extra material out of the bodice and removing two inches from the bottom of the skirt will make me look less dumpy.

   
 
What do you think? Does it look less dumpy than this dress 

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The bodice definitely looks a lot better, of course it would have helped if I had managed to take a photo face on that I would have been happy to put on the Internet unfortunately there were funny faces and peculiar poses.

So what do you think?

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Posted on 27/01/2016, in vintage dress making. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi! Yes, I prefer the latest version, although I never thought the green one was dumpy. Ann

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