Pinstripe Denim Fit and Flare Dress with Decorative Stitching

Butterick 5745

Pattern: Butterick 5745

My fabric is a mid weight stretch denim with white pinstripes. I chose this pattern because I could adjust the grain lines of  the pattern pieces to create visual interest in the fabric.

I cut the bodice sides and center back on the bias to create a chevron effect. The added sleeve bands were also cut on the bias.

To add to the detailing I chose decorative thick zigzag stitching in lieu of basic top stitching as directed by the pattern.

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31 thoughts on “Pinstripe Denim Fit and Flare Dress with Decorative Stitching

  1. Oh wow, that is absolutely jaw-dropping! Such a fantastic finish with such simple technique – the kind of work that looks easy but seems so far out of reach to a novice. Really love this dress!


  2. I love the topstitching! I am amazed how well you have done that – I have had to rip metres and metres of topstitching because it did not come out right…


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