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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Butterick 6067

First, thanks so much for the nice comments on my silk dress.  The encouragement is really nice!

I made this dress a week or two ago.  The pattern is so old, Butterick doesn't even have a picture of it up on their site anymore, but you can see it on the review page if you're interested.  Here's the review:
Pattern Description: fitted dresses with neckline and length variations

Pattern Sizing: mine is 6-10, not sure of the other envelope ranges

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yep

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yep

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Like the style and how quickly it went together.

Fabric Used: stretch cotton print from

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't line it at all to keep it cool. I finished the neck edge by folding over twice and topstitching. I also added some other decorative topstitching on the bodice. One other change was to cut two front bodice pieces instead of one and add snaps to open for breastfeeding.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think this is the 3rd version of this pattern I have and I may very well make more. This pattern is old and OOP, but if you already have it, go for it. It's quick and easy.

Conclusion: I made this dress in one day (about four hours total) with one yard of fabric... instant gratification! I love it for running errands on hot days. 

Now, just two replies to previous comments:

Kathryn (my sister) - GO FOT IT with the knits.  They're quick (usually) and easy to fit.  I also find I wear them a lot more than most of my woven creations.  They're just comfier. 

Libby - do it!  Making something new is so much more fun than alterations.  I've been knitting less and sewing a lot more lately.  It's quicker, and, on average, I find I'm happier with how my sewing turns out.  Don't think I'll stop knitting completely, though.  It's so relaxing, and you definitely don't have to concentrate as much.


Anonymous said...

This is tooo cute and the snaps are so ingenious. Should have known my creative daughter would come up with a solution for feeding Mark. Hope you pack it when you come visit.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny, yes I did make my sling. I found this site a cupple years ago and started making them for people. I don't do it exactly like theirs, but that's the basic idea.