DIY · Fashion · Sewing

Spring Mini Dress (Butterick 6317)

Hello lovely friends! It is a beautiful new week here in Minnesota and the sun is shinning. Temps have risen and i am smiling. I am excited because this week I get to share something I made and loved. As soon as I saw this pattern (B6317) a hundred different ideas came to mind. I started with the simplest one, by making it a mini dress instead of knee length. I shortened it by about 2 inches. I love the fabric combination too, it is very reminiscent of Ankara but is actually a quilting cotton. To go with it, I used a free clutch/tablet case pattern I found on YouTube HERE . It is pretty simple and straightforward and came out great.

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Sewing Tip: When I made the clutch, I did not have very heavy weight interfacing on hand to make it more sturdy so I used medium weight interfacing I had on hand and added it to both the lining and the exterior fabric to add some weight.

*Sewing Terms Simplified*
Interfacing: A moderately stiff material, especially buckram, typically used between two layers of fabric in collars and facings. Can be ironed on or sewn on. There are countless brand names and types. There is also a lot of information about it on google! Here is an example of some:

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I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Peace Love ♥ and Kisses!