Butterick 5707- Cuz it’s a Jolly Holiday with Annie!

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You may know this already- I am a Disney dork. or Dorklet, if you prefer. During our annual pilgrimages to the Mouse Mecca, we always love- ok, I always love to eat at the Brown Derby and cruise on the Great Movie Ride. It combines my loves of old hollywood lore and Disney perfectly. I coo at the sight of movie props in the queue- like this carousel horse used in a particular movie I love ….carousel and then of course he MAJOR squealing starts when we get to his part of the ride: maryHad enough hints? This year the touring company of Mary Poppins is coming to Greenville and Mr B got tickets! Isn’t he the ginchiest? I am really blessed, I know. So I needed the perfect outfit that says Mary Poppins Glamour, right? I decided to go 1964 premiere red carpet instead of full-on suffragette…I did end up a little disappointed at the lack of theatre goers who rose to the occasion- Lord, I is tired of cowboy boots and mini skirts together. Sigh. I carried my foolish torch of theme alone.

Butterick 5707:5707Surprise, surprise- I couldn’t leave well enough alone and just follow instructions- I did my first frankenpattern- I like a full skirt (whether or not it likes me is irrelevant, doncha know) I pulled a separate retro pattern for a full crinoline lovin’ skirt. My only other change was that bow thing on the bodice just didn’t work out- so I ended up with the little cleavage mail slot for really no reason- not even the most intrepid pervert with a telescope could catch much flesh thru that porthole. Not even a tiny Indiana Jones could slide thru that opening successfully. I may widen it, or close it. I haven’t had the coin toss yet this morning.pop5Arrgh! My full length shots are a bit limited- my photog and I failed to notice the puppy pad in the corner- now THAT is photo bombing at its most basic! Once I got this all together, it felt like an awful lot of unrelieved color- I was concerned that if I put a doily on each elbow and one on my head, an old lady would try to put me by her fireplace as a divan for company. So I thought a little corsagy business would help. What do you think? I made it a separate piece in case I did want to go as a Davenport next Halloween without it. pop4No photo shoot is complete with out a little dachsie action, right? I mean, really- it is THEIR chair. IMG_2936Then there were two.IMG_2938But three is really best, don’t you think? I must say I love this, but I did have some fitting issues, as you can see- the sleeve style sort of baffled me at fitting time. I did not do the front gathers, as I was adding the full skirt, so I darted the back, but I think I need to go back and pull out a good bit of fullness under the arms- hopefully without ruining the shape. IMG_2918I really should have posed with a refrigerator, I am feeling very Betty Furness here. I read somewhere that she liked to flash her underpinnings at sock monkeys too. IMG_2923

photo credits: pattern review, google images,  meadhawg, allears.net

76 thoughts on “Butterick 5707- Cuz it’s a Jolly Holiday with Annie!

    Magical Effects of Thinking said:
    December 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    It’s beautiful! I would be twirling around till I dropped. Or should I say, I could have danced all night….

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      I think the crinoline really helped make it move!

    PendleStitches said:
    December 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Oh so beautiful! Just perfect!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Oh thank you! I got strange looks all evening- it was like Mary Poppins at a pick up bar!

    Lynn said:
    December 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Lovely! I’m a bit timid about full skirts myself but I think I’m getting over it.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      They are quite liberating- tho Im not sure the lady next to me appreciated its volume!

    deanna said:
    December 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    This is my new favorite thing! Awesome and you look incredible!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Oh, you kept me from setting fire to it midway thru!

    Pella said:
    December 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Beautiful dress! Changing to a full skirt version was a touch of genius.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      I always feel like my hips are less noticeable under 40 pounds of fabric- delusional, right?

    Kerry said:
    December 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Oh don’t fix anything it’s absolutely gorgeous on you! The colour is perfect and it is so flattering. Beautifully done! Now send it to meeeeeeeeee……

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      That will be some serious shipping- it weighs a ton!

    Cynthia said:
    December 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Gorgeousness! Well done

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Oh thank you, thank you!

    Heather Lou said:
    December 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    You look BEAUTIFUL! What a great holiday dress.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      Im glad I used the pointsettias- it really helped my theme- I think this is more me than a reindeer jumper!

    sometimessewist said:
    December 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful! :)

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      Aw, you are sweet!

    Vicki Kate said:
    December 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Gorgeous! I must rematch Mary Poppins with Boy, he’d love it! Love the Daschie photo bombs too!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Ok, now dont forget to clear the room a bit- you need space to dance along with Bert and the penguins!

        Vicki Kate said:
        December 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

        I’ll have to try and photograph it!

    theresa said:
    December 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Oh what fun. I think for a first run through with a franken pattern no less, it looks wonderful and oh so festive. As to the dachsies, isn’t every chair theirs and they just let us use certain ones once in a while…..

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      You are right, it really is their house and we just tend it!

    mrsmole said:
    December 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Perfect color, perfect fit and love the corsage…OMG…are you sure you do not do acting or modeling on the side? Where do you find time from your real job to whip up all these great fashions? What fabric did you use?

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      You really dont think its too baggy? I used a light weight upholstry material and too much caffeine….

    Lisette said:
    December 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Urgh, that sleeve style is always a mystery to me too. How fitted should it be?! However, the dress looks lovely! And you’re very lucky to get to go see Mary Poppins. Ms. Andrews was actually directing a show where I worked this past year and while I didn’t get to meet her, I got to stand a few feet from her and hear her lovely voice!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Oh, wow! I would love to meet ‘the wonderful English broad with the foul mouth’!

    Michelle said:
    December 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    The dress looks so pretty on you! Would it be bad if I said that I have never seen Mary Poppins? And that I associate Mary Poppins with Arrested Development? “Do stay for the Poppins”

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      Heehee! I love Arrested Development! Do see the movie- its classic Walt with Sherman brothers music, just too cute!

    char83 said:
    December 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    It is very lovely. I like it a lot and may have to try out that pattern. The pups are so cute.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      The pups make all pictures more attractive!

    sewbusylizzy said:
    December 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I work at a theatre & I love it when our patrons get dressed up – and awesome dress! Such a lovely colour. I’ve got that pattern. So tempted to try the short sleeve version now… must finish Christmas presents first though…

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      I was a wardobe mistress a million years ago and my friends and I always tried to fit the shows we saw- this town may be too staid for it, perhaps! My husband loves it- he is always looking for the perfect pattern for me to wear to Brian Setzers next show!

    Cari Homemaker said:
    December 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I’ve been thinking about making a dress for an event in February, something dressier than an everyday dress. Your full skirt/taffeta combo is really making me lean toward going with those elements for my dress.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Oh do! You will feel so girly!

    Tia Dia said:
    December 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Wooo wooo! What a be-yew-ti-ful dress! And the colour is perfect for you. Hope you had a fantastic time at the show, and good on you for dressing appropriately! :)

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Thank you! I was starting to feel like i was trapped in the Sears and Roebuck Christmas wish book with all those thin velour dresses and faux fur collars around me- I could smell the moth balls!

    Valerie said:
    December 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Love the dress, it’s so glam and don’t touch the skirt, it’s perfect.
    p.s. my daughter’s ‘little’ Bull Mastiff cross used to bomb my photos too, grinning!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Dogs truly believe they are the best accessory!

    Tulle and Tweed said:
    December 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Well there is a Christmas tree somewhere missing its fairy! Too cute! Again lovely colour very flattering style and with all that tulle – what’s not to love!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Aw, thank you! Better reinforce the stand if I take to the tree this year!

    BeaJay said:
    December 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Gorgeous dress – suits you so much. Corsage a nice touch. Mary would be proud (and envious).

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 11:57 am

      I had much coat envy for Mary- love those sleeves!

    Amanda said:
    December 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    You sassy minx! I love this and the fabric is to die for. Well played, madame. Well played!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      It isnt christmas without an homage to Ethel Mertz for me!

    Donna said:
    December 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Ooh, gorgeous, love that color! I think the corsage was a good call. I love dressing up for stuff. I used to have a cheongsam (not sure it’s spelled right!) that I would wear to the opera…back when I could do that that sorta thing! :)

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 11:59 am

      I just think it’s so fun to dress up- this audience was not the usual crowd at our venue- they seemed lost!

    the Garment Farmer said:
    December 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    oh wow, you look gorgeous! the dress is lovely, and I really like the shoes and corsage paired with it. I’ve never understood the point of that little keyhole opening ;) I think the drapey neckline looks much nicer. And don’t get me started on mini skirts and boots… :)

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Minis and boots have their place- I suppose (blech) , but you could see the chill blaines on these stylish girls- no tights?! No fun at all.

    Melizza said:
    December 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    You look gorgeous! What a beautiful festive dress you’ve made.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      Oh, thank you! Are you feeling better settled yet- since you know where the Target is?

    velosewer said:
    December 14, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Love this with a corsage. Beautiful dress and I like the little cleavage mail slot for really no reason. It all works from where I’m sitting.
    Luckily the puppies let you use their chair. They’re so cute!!!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      I hope the pups are ok with us having the nasty thing re-upholstered soon! Hey- I do have a lot of this fabric left…..

    sewbussted said:
    December 14, 2012 at 3:40 am

    You look absolutely beautiful!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you, Rhonda!!

    CherryPix said:
    December 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    A very jolly holiday with Annie looking stunning in that new dress! I saw the stage show of Mary Poppins when it was in Sydney – the dance numbers are spectacular – and it blew me away to discover I knew ALL the words to all of the songs!! A classic vindication of early childhood impact theories – we played the original sound track with the lovely Julie Andrews and chirpy Dick Van Dyke till the needle almost wore through the record! Hope you enjoy the show!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      The couple next to us had never seen it- my husband could not get past that! A Maryless childhood would be bereft!

    pennylibrarian said:
    December 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Loving this dress!
    And, by the by… I hope that you don’t mind, I’ve nominated you for a The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    I can’t find out where the idea originated but it seems a lovely way of thanking the creators of the blogs that I find the most enjoyable and inspiring.
    Thanks! My post about the award(s) is here

    http://pennylibrarian.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/a-noise-that-only-bats-and-dogs-can-hear/

    Pennyx

    rosyragpatch said:
    December 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    You were right to make the skirt a full one. It looks really good on you. And I’d go with the corsage it makes the dress even more special. You should be very proud!

    symondezyn said:
    December 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    You may or may not be a Disney dork (that’s not my call to judge! LOL), but you look like a Disney princess in this dress, especially in the photos with the puppies :)

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      They are good henchmen, aren’t they?

    Claire Tharp said:
    December 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award and the One Lovely Blog Award! See my blog for your badge and instructions!! http://clairesews.blogspot.com/

    catherinedaze said:
    December 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Omg that is stunning! The colour, the shape, the texture…brilliant.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Gosh, thanks!

    sewexhausted said:
    December 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Such a gorgeous color and the fabric!!! Oooo… You look mahvelous. I too love Disneyland- my girls and I have passes so we sneak out for a little fun quite often! :)

    gingermakes said:
    December 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Wowzer!!!! This is so glamorous! You look hot!!

    Wanda B. Victorian said:
    December 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I really like this! A knock em dead dress for special occassions! And that color on you is fabulous!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Thank you- you are too sweet!

    anne kelley said:
    December 17, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Don’t know how I missed this post earlier, but *gasp*! Perfect dress and color for you, and beautiful job on it. You look divine!

    Kate Johnson said:
    January 2, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Thanks You are so BeautyFull..

    usernamealreadyexsists said:
    February 4, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Aww pupies! Best vintage dress back drop ever!

      prttynpnk responded:
      February 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      They make an outfit!

    Konnie Kapow! said:
    August 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I bought this pattern a while back to make a dress to wear to my mother in law’s wedding. Time’s running out and I’m scared and hesitating due to the large print and pattern repeat / potential for not enough fabric and my somewhat rusty sewing skills so I decided to goole some reviews and lo and behold the first one I find is yours! I don’t intend on altering it much so it should be pretty straight forward right? RIGHT?!

      prttynpnk responded:
      August 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      Its pretty easy- my adding a gathered skirt threw the proportions a bit, but its an easy sew- you’ll look great!!

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