Good morning friends! Hope you all have been good. All is going well for me and it shows as I have been churning out tons of lovely stuff. Spring is finally here and along with that comes the new season’s patterns which have my sewing mojo turned all the way up. This is my favorite time of year, when color starts to peek out of all those drab brown trees and flowers start blooming. I wish I had a green thumb, I would grow so many flowers but hey, a girl can’t have all the talents lol. So I am letting flowers bloom in my fabric choices 🙂 .
Today I am sharing my Easter spring dress made using Butterick 6556, a Gertie for Butterick pattern. I am very proud of this one because I actually took out time to make a muslin, it is wearable and got all the fitting details right the first time but nothing beats going into a project knowing it will come out just right. I love the finished product here, and the insides look as good which is even more satisfying. I hope you enjoy seeing the pictures as much I enjoyed making this dress and wearing it. This will definitely be going into heavy rotation.
My muslin was made using some poly (?), medium weight, blue stretch crepe I had in my stash. I lined this version with a lightweight crepe also from stash. The fit was great, as I had made my normal alterations which are: shortened the back bodice piece 1 inch, graded the sleeves to a 16 at the biceps, cut he upper part of the top at a size 14 and graded to the 16 waist. The skirt piece was cut at a straight 16. The muslin helped me practice getting the little V-shape on the neckline perfect the second time as it did not come out too evenly the first time.
The fabric I used for the final dress is a Silky Stretch Crepe from Joann Fabrics. I cannot express how much I loved working with this. The color and quality of this fabric is phenomenal. It comes in a white colorway and there are many other cute floral designs in stores now so go check it out, and thank me later. The design on this one is directional so I had to bear that in mind when cutting.
Thank you for checking out today’s post. Let me know in the comments what you are making for spring, or what you love about this new season.
Peace Love ♥ and Kisses!