Because my tendonitis still hurts and knitting is curtailed, I sew. This black blob (at least that’s what it looks like in the pictures) is a cotton knee-grazing tunic/dress recently completed by moi. Butterick 5555 is it’s official name.
The fabric is a cotton seersucker, but it’s a novelty seersucker. What the heck does that mean? The suckers are about 2″ wide and makes the dress look wobbly. I think it’s nice, but if you’re a pressed and shoeshined kind of of person, you’d hate this dress.
What can I say, it’s an easy pattern. Not to say I didn’t screw it up. I did. It’s supposed to have a little mandarin collar. Don’t see that do you? I forgot all about it and finished the neck. Just the front neck, mind. Then I had to figure out a way to finish the back neck without making it look all janky. I used a bias strip and it’s worked out ok, black and cotton are very forgiving. I shortened the dress about 1″ and that’s about the only mod I made.
I’m wearing a belt in one picture, but honestly I’ll never wear this belted. It drove me mad just taking pictures in a belt. A whole day? Insanity!