Sunday, May 17, 2020

Butterick B6090 - The Final Notes

I'm happy to post my final review on Butterick B6090.  This dress was a great project.  I don't know why it took me so long the make this dress.  Almost six years between initial fit to finished dress.

Pattern Description: Misses' dress fitted bodice with yoke and slightly flared skirt with pleats, collar gathered at the front yoke, button front in-seam pockets, and sleeve variations.

Pattern Sizing:  I used size 16 with modifications.  All of the deets of the fit and alterations are posted in my Notes on a Pattern Butterick B6090

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think my dress has a little more ease in it.  But it is all good.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were typical; nothing confusing or difficult about them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  My likes:  gathered yoke, pleated skirt, and vintage style about the dress.  No dislikes.

Fabric Used: I used this lovely rayon challis from Vogue Fabrics.  It has been in my fabric collection for several years.  The pairing of the dress and fabric were perfect.  I love the way the fabric glides across the body.  It's soft and fluid.  The polka-dot "heart" print is cute too.

Waving at one of my neighbors during my little photo shoot.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: So many fit adjustments.  All detailed in previous post.  Link above.  I only made two minor design changes: I didn't have enough fabric to make the sleeves long enough.  So I added a little sleeve band to compensate for the difference in length.  And I omitted the pockets.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? All the work put onto the fit and adjustments I MUST make it at least once more.  Hopefully, within the next year.  If you have it, and it is your style, sure I recommend it.  It is easy to sew.  The hardest part is making sure it fits.

Conclusion: I am so pleased to finally make this dress.  It is definitely my style.  I love the yoked neckline and the pleated skirt.  It is the perfect length for me.

So until next time,  "Happy Sewing".


  1. That looks wonderful! And isn't it nice when something makes it into the closet, and out of the stash.
    Mary in Thailand

  2. Really lovely dress. I hadn't seen that pattern before. That gathered yoke reminds me of some vintage patterns I have seen. But it looks great in this modern style version.

  3. This is Beautiful. Your patience paid off. Thank you for sharing.

  4. very pretty and that photo of you waving at the neighbors is great :)

  5. It's a beautiful dress! Definitely make it again!!!

  6. I love your blog, your sense of style and of course your skill!! Beautiful

  7. Love the fabric pairing with the pattern -- beautiful dress!

    (Sorry this comment is like a month after your post; I'm catching up on a backlog of blog reading, but couldn't not comment on this heart print! I'm such a sucker for anything with hearts on it.)

  8. This is such a lovely dress. I like your adjustments.



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