I have remade this dress since posting this review; see the new version here.
The dress is Butterick B4790, a wrap dress that is very simple to make, having no buttonholes, interfacing, zippers, or lining. It was a bit time-consuming, because I sewed the hem and the seam binding by hand.
I ended up finishing it at about 12:30 Saturday night (aka Sunday morning). I was determined to wear it to church Sunday morning, even if I had to stay up all night to do so. Overall, this was a pretty easy dress to make. I'm very much of an amateur at following patterns, but this was a breeze. And, I am no longer scared to death of seam binding! (hurray!)
Here's a few pics.
The front wraps around to the back and closes with a button and loop.
The back wraps around to the front and closes with snaps...
Topped off with cute vintage buttons. I nabbed 10 of them at a local antique store for $4.
I sewed the long edge of the seam binding on with the machine, then sewed the short edge down by hand with a whip stitch. I love the effect - you don't end up with skewed, uneven seams this way.
I serged the hem and whipstitched it, turning under by hand as I went along.
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