My latest dress is all wrapped up, literally all 3 and a half meters is required to create the very full skirt of butterick 4790. There are several things I dont understand, like why they think you should cut the front under skirt by several cms. Or how they think there is an extra inch of ease at the waist for size 14 (there isn’t). But overall the effect is very pleasing.
It took me 6 days to make, and I wasn’t able to give it much attention on every evening. I love the buttons even if they cost £1.25 each. The whole project including pattern comes in at under £30 – not bad considering the amount of fabric required.
One further note, I think the house mate has been convinced this is a dress worth making, so mission accomplished!