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Completed Project: Butterick B4914

November 26, 2012

Stop press!  This post is not about something I made for Little Tweedie!  🙂  I made myself a new dress.  However it wasn’t an entirely selfish make, as the reason I chose to make this dress is because I think it will be useful for nursing once this baba in utero has been born – so, still a practical make, but a pretty one nonetheless.

I used Butterick B4914, which I have used once before during my April Challenge 2012 to make the green jersey dress pictured.  For the green version I used viscose jersey, which I sought out after consulting the labels on some of my favourite RTW jersey dresses which are made with the same.

 For my new version, I chose to use 100% cotton interlock jersey, which I really loved working with.  It wasn’t as thick as the interlock jersey I used for my (second) New Look 6000 dress or my McCall’s 3881 Maternity dress, but I think the design of this dress benefited from that.  I’m going to be ordering more of the same jersey for future projects (from eBay) because it really is a lovely quality and as a result my new dress is one of my most favourite jersey makes to date.

With it being made of jersey, it does fit enough for me to get it on over my baby bump, but I want to save it to wear after the birth, so instead of ‘outfit shots’ you’ll have to see what the finished garment looks like on Delilah:

Front view

Crossover bodice view

Back view – back neckline gaping a bit but looks fine when I’m wearing it!


  1. November 27, 2012 12:00 am

    Love it. I made the same pattern last week and it is perfect for breasfeeding in, I will be making more of them.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      November 27, 2012 7:48 am

      Fantastic! That’s good to hear!

  2. December 10, 2012 1:18 pm

    wow, this dress is gorgeous. I love the red colour!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      December 10, 2012 1:28 pm

      Thanks, me too! Red is a winner.

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