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Butterick B5509

Added Jul 16, 2014

by DrapedinClou...

Cologne, Germany






Summer is still taking a break here and this has at least one advantage – I don’t have a guilty conscience when I spend my time at home. The storms that we had in the last days literally invited me to sew and so I made another dress – the „I wish it was summer“ dress, in a way. I used Butterick B5509 pattern from the Making History series as a basis. I had already bought it months ago as I love all options of this set and would like to sew all of them (albeit as dresses and not as aprons as they are meant to be). I got the flower fabric at Alfatex and decided to use it for pattern D, a cute empire-waist dress. The fabric is very transparent and therefore I lined the whole dress in white fabric. I guess I still should not stand directly in the sun but as the we don’t have much sun right now that doesn’t matter much… The fit of the dress is pretty perfect and it is cleverly constructed, I just had to think about how to transform an apron into a dress. It was actually super simple – I just closed the back seam and sewed a zipper on. The bodice is open on the back and is tied with a ribbon, which feels very airy and summery. Empire-waist dresses always remind me a bit of maternity fashion and also the finished dress looked a bit too plain for me and so I bought green pseudo-velour robbin to counteract this and to make the dress a bit more graphical. I also gathered the hem on the front and back side and added a bows – and I am so happy with the finished silhouette!

A few more images on my blog, Draped in Cloudlets




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    Sep 17, 2014, 12.47 AMby KamySole

    Love the littles bows… great effect

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    Jul 17, 2014, 07.51 AMby kat034

    Beautiful summer dress! I love the ribbon and bow details!

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