My husband Jeremy and I recently visited his sister Willow in Manhattan for five days and we had an awesome trip! Highlights included: eating wonderful food, walking around Central Park in the rain, walking the High Line and of course buying new fabric in the garment district.
Before the trip, I decided to make myself a whole New NY wardrobe so that I could be fancy while I was on vacation. Had this been a more authentic NY wardrobe, I really should have made everything in black and grey, but I digress. Alas, many of the photos I took of the trip were deleted when my phone unexpectedly self-destructed, so I didn't get photos of every outfit. But I will share the photos that did survive, starting with:
Butterick pattern B5813. I LOVE this pattern! I made two dresses (the pink one will be featured in my next post) and one top (which will sadly have to be posted the next time I wear it since all photos of it were destroyed).
This green version is fully lined, and I left the collar off. It turned out so beautifully, and I am especially proud of it because of how many alterations had to be made in order to make this pattern work. Again I say, patterns are sized so oddly with way too much ease! I had to size this dress down so so much, and take off a lot of the length to make it fit right. I am also proud to say that I am now a pro at the full bust adjustment, which makes a huge difference in the fit of my dresses.
Isn't this dress just so delightful? I am really really proud of myself on this one. As a side note, I would have worn different shoes, but by this point in my trip, my feet were a total mess and needed a break!
Stay tuned for version two- in which I was able to use my altered pattern to make a really pretty and different version of this dress. Yay!!!