Cris & Butterick B5383

Cris made such a lovely dress that when her stepdaughter Hanna saw it, she asked If she could wear it for a party. With few minimal alterations (mostly making the dress very short), It went from classic to young in few minutes.


Fabric: jersey polka dot

Size: 10

Pattern:Butterick B5383

Year: 2012

Notions: None

Time to complete: it was made during my sewing class, so probably all together 6 hours. But it could be done in only couple of hours.

Did the pattern turn out like the picture or drawing?  Well, I was a bit disappointed with the gathering bit at the front, but maybe next time I will try to make more gathered.

Did you make any alterations or modifications? The only alteration I had to do it was the neck, I had to make it shorter than the original pattern.

What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern: I like it because it is a very elegant dress and easy to make, but the gathering wasn’t the way I thought it was going to be. 

Did you use new skills or a particular skill: Nothing new.  I just finished to make the coat, which it was quite hard and time consuming so when I started making this dress I was quite pleased and had fun making it.

First worn: my stepdaughter worn it first this weekend 02.03.12

Wear again? Yes

Will you make it again?  I will try to make another one in a different fabric with strech.

Total price: around £15.00 

Photo shoot camera: Used my HTC- sorry about the quality

Is there any version current on the High street? Polka dots dresses are a classic they are always in fashion!

  • This is a super cute dress that Chris made..I love polka dots.

  • This is so cute, I love polka dots! So wait, are YOU called Cris? 🙂 You must be Cris! lol!

    • Hi Jo, no my name is Rachel.. Cris is my best friens.. She doesn’t blog and I post always what she makes under guest posts xx

    • Oh I see! Well she made a lovely dress- lucky you to have a friend who sews too!

  • Thanks for the comments, I haven’t worn yet, but I will when the weather gets better! x x

  • This is so cute! Thanks for sharing it!