Added Mar 19, 2010
Kelvin Grove, Au...
This should have been quick and easy to make but I decided to make a few adjustments (that I then undid) and hence it took me two weeks to complete and caused quite a bit of frustration for myself. However, I am really pleased with the outcome and am eager to make another – without the sleeves and with piping. Mum also wants this dress!
I used a Butterick 80’s pattern. The size 6 was cut out but as it was a loose fitting dress and I wanted a more fitted look, the only adjustment needed was a few tucks in the front. In the end the sleeves suggested (one of the reasons I bought the pattern) just didn’t look good in the yellow fabric (too stiff) so I shortened them. I also added contrasting fabric pockets and the pleated collar (it was one of the sleeves I didn’t end up using). The skirt was the easiest part of the dress and I love the combination of pleats and gathers. I plan to make a high waisted skirt using this pattern. Hope you like.
cool spotlight fabric. I know a lot of people don’t like spotlight but they have great prints and I can afford the fabric. I don’t make clothing to last forever.
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