Learning to sew: Butterick 5559 by Maggy London is done!


The blue knit Butterick is complete. The picture is fuzzy: His Bertness snapped it with my iPhone and he tends to get far away to take pictures, which means I must crop for any details at all to show. It's his signature as a photog, I suppose. Emma looks lovely, though. She just does not take a bad picture. She's always stunning.

ButterickMaggyLondonI am pleased with the dress. It was fairly easy to make, but I do feel a Spanx --- or something like it ??? is in order. I am feeling more comfortable sewing and more at ease with knits. I must say, though, that I do like vintage patterns better. This is, in case you care, Butterick 5559, a current pattern, designed by Maggy London. I like the details, and it was easy to whip up. I do highly recommend it.

I used a lightweight cotton knit, generously supplied by my talented sewing teacher. She's made this dress three times! Yeah, she really loves this pattern!

Do drop by The Blue Gardenia. We added lots of patterns this weekend. Let us know what you think of the new site.

I'll be moving the blog to the site in the next couple of weeks, so get ready!