pattern review · sewing

{Butterick 4788 (B)}

If you are looking for a flared (or staight) pullover dress with a mock wrapped bodice – look no further. This pattern was quick & super easy to construct. Beware though, I found this to run rather large in the bodice area & had to trim down quite a bit at the sides & shoulders to get this to fit well. Also, word of warning – the front is extremely low so consider either a tighter wrap or a cami will need to be worn to keep the girls from showing.

I used a floral matt jersey that I have more than enough of to make something else. I highly recommend this pattern because its so easy, with next to no fuss (as long as the sizing suits).

If you recall a few days ago I reviewed New Look 6429 where I mentioned the back bodice having a lovely V shape where it attaches to the skirt, if you look at the image of the back of this dress, you will notice the bodice attaches to the skirt straight across! Now compare them & you will see why I prefer the New Look method. So much more flattering dont ya think?

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