Butterick See and Sew B5235 is a sewing pattern for a dress and a jacket. It looks very vintage but it is very modern as well. A fun, inspiring sewing pattern, here's why:
Butterick See and Sew B5235
The sewing pattern is about a jacket and a dress. The jacket has a nice collar, pleats in the front and back and three-quarter length sleeves. The dress also has pleats and a zipper in the back. The dress is just above the knee. Both are lined and have a tight fit.
The fabrics you can use for this jacket and dress are: lightweight brocade, lightweight tweed and linen. Please note that the sewing pattern is only suitable for: non-stretch fabrics!
We bought the beautiful woolen jacquard fabric from Driessenstoffen.
This fabric is unfortunately no longer available, but excellent alternatives are:
The sewing pattern has a vintage look. This is mainly due to the collar and the extreme waist. You can also omit the collar. We did this to create a 'Chanel style' look instead of a Vintage style. The vintage style is also in the three-quarter sleeves and the strong waist. The jacket will look like a completely different jacket if you make the sleeves longer. And you can make the waist as tight as you want.
You can also adjust the waistline and create a more casual jacket. In terms of pattern and proportions, this does not matter. Make sure that you also adjust the lining.
Cutting and sewing
There are no difficulties in the sewing pattern. It is also suitable for a beginner. The only difficult job will probably be the zipper on the back of the dress.
When cutting, make sure to follow the thread direction indicated on the pattern pieces. Especially if you choose a fabric with a design or print.
Tip: make a ribbon on the zipper so that you can put on the dress yourself. It is a very long zipper and that often makes it difficult to zip up the dress itself.
Butterick See and Sew B5235 is a fun sewing pattern for a nice tight dress and jacket. The sewing pattern is for NON-STRETCH fabrics; be aware that it will not be very 'comfortable'.
But the combination does have a nice look! You can even wear it on a wedding or official event, depending on the fabric you choose. It is a sewing pattern to use more often and you can easily adapt it to your own shape and style.