Spring is almost here! What better way to start the season than with dress. By now I'm sure you've noticed that my favorite thing to make is a dress. Last month I decided to "line them up" for the Spring/Summer sewing party that I scheduled with myself. This is a solitary event that I planned for myself in hopes of getting back to spending more time in my sewing room.
brown bows printed on a cotton. It is a lighter weight cotton sateen, great for everything from summer dresses to curtains. This sateen has a smooth hand and a crisp drape. No trouble sewing or pressing it.
I decided to pair it with Butterick 6280. The fit and flare silhouette is a great style to show off the crisp drape of the fabric. Because it is transparent when held against the light, I lined it with a crisp polyester lining from my stash; also I like the durability, comfort, and luxury that linings add to a garment.
Butterick 6280 is easy to make and is described as misses/misses petite dress semi-fitted through the bust, has princess seams, side front overlapped at the neckline, side pockets, and back zipper. B. Front and back overlays. I made view B, no contrast, with modifications using sizes 14 and 16.
There was nothing confusing about the instructions. I like the neckline, princess seams and the fit and flare silhouette. I plan to make a few more dresses with the same basic style lines. I don't have any dislikes.
I made some of my usual adjustments:
- Lengthen sleeve by 1"
- Lengthen dress by 2"
- Lined the dress
- Added Hug Snug to the hem of the sleeves and dress. Love this stuff.
- Inserted an invisible zipper instead of a regular one.
This dress turned out well. After making all the pattern adjustments, I'd like to make at least one more of the views.