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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Butterick B6167..

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This is a dress I finished a little while ago now - back in May to be exact. But I've not yet found the perfect outfit or time to wear it, and I wanted to talk about it anyway. Although I do tend to stick to the same little collection of dress patterns for my makes, every now and then I spy a pattern which I can't wait to try out, when I've found the perfect fabric for it. And this is where Donna came to my rescue.

She sent me this vintage sheet a few months ago, added into one of my #frockswap15 parcels and as soon as I saw it, I knew this would be my first Butterick B6167.

Another pattern from the Butterick Gertie range, which seems to comprise solely of pretty vintage-inspired patterns (incidentally, how pretty is this swimsuit - future project wishlist!) and this is my second dress pattern from the collection. 

This pattern was pretty simple in it's construction. I love the effect of the boned bodice to give some structure in between the ruched section of the bodice and the gathering at the top of the skirt. The straps are pretty simple to make and are one of the last things to add so I was able to try the dress on and figure out where they needed to be stitched, to get the right length.

Have you tried this pattern? I'm trying to decide on a pair of shoes to wear it with!

6 comments:

  1. That's pretty cool Char! You are very clever at making dressees! Good ol Donna sharing the sheet.x

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    1. Thank you. I was quite pleased with how this turned out and already know what fabric I'll be using next time i make it.

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  2. This is just lovely! Loving that bust detail :)

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  3. the pink pumps with the little faux fur ball on the toes (from a few posts back) would be perfect! You look very lovely in pastels.

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    1. Thanks - I think they'd work well together!

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