Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ruffled Dilemma - B5320 vs M6024

I have wanted to make a ruffle collared dress in bright yellow since last spring; maybe longer. Kinda like this one:

Fortunately, ruffles are still in style. I have some great fabric and two patterns that would get me to a similar look but I need some guidance to choose between option 1 & 2:

Option 1:
Butterick 5320 appears to be a little more difficult to construct with a pleated neckline and full lining. PR reviews are favorable although it sounds like it takes quite some time to pull together. It looks a little more professional than option 2 below and I do intend to wear this for work but I think Option 2 is still professional looking.

McCall's 6024 was highly touted in PR reviews (see here) and I love that it has different cup sizes. I also love that Option A & B have the ruffle going all the way down. However, there were some complaints that the wrap aspect of the dress tends to malfunction at times and the facings are deemed lamed.

I don't want to spend a ton of time combining the positive features of each into one dress. Anybody have any experience with both these dresses?

What to do... what to do... Please leave a comment and let me know!
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Lori said...

I couldn't get the poll to work but I vote for McCall's. Cute, cute yellow dress.

Joey Lastimosa said...

Lovin' the pink ruffled one. So great looking!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I like the first one best! The pink ruffled one is a little too ruffly but this is just my opinion.