Butterick 4977 halter dress

Butterick halter dress progress

Hey, everyone,

I hope your weeks are going well. I haven’t posted much on sewing lately, so I thought I’d share the progress of my Butterick 4977 halter dress. So far, so good. Needless to say, I am pretty excited about this dress and hope to wear it a couple of times before the weather gets cooler.

So here is a close up of the braided strap. This look was achieved by cutting out six long strips of fabric on the bias, sewing the right sides together, and turning it inside out. Thank goodness for loop turners, because I would have been up the creek with all of those strips!

Here are the two bodice halves pinned to the dressform so I could see what they looked like on a “body.”

Bodice and midriff

I basted on the outer skirt.

Side view.

I was using mostly French seams throughout, but I think at this point I will use the serger to complete the skirt seam. Now I need to attach the lining, insert the zipper, insert some foam bra cups, and hem. Hopefully, I will get a bulk of this done this weekend.

Bye for now, and happy sewing!

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  1. Jo, thank you for stopping by! I’m so glad I could be of inspiration to you. I find many of my fabrics online, particularly Fabric.com (that’s where I got the green/blue floral jersey from) and Fashion Fabrics Club. That’s great that you’re almost done with the Butterick wrap dress. It’s such a good feeling to complete a project. I hope this won’t be your last time stopping by. Take care!

  2. Hi
    Just seen a photo of yours on pattern review and stopped by your blog. You are one talented lady! ANd I wish I had access to some of your fabrics, especially the greeny blue one ( sorry can’t remember what you were using it for) jUst made the butterick wrap dress my self..haven’t got round to hemming it yet though. You have inspired me to get it finished and move on to the next project

  3. Hey, Kasey,

    I haven’t put the zipper in yet, but I usually use invisible zippers anyway, especially for sheer/thin fabrics. The finish is nicer looking to me. Yes, I have followed the instructions on this dress pretty much to the tee, and they are very detailed.

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