03 Apr Garment # 8 Butterick 6048
The photographer for Mimi’s wedding said she preferred cloudy skies and overcast days for shooting photographs and she got her wish on this cold winter day 😉
One of these days we’ll learn how to use the light to our advantage, but for now there is no subtlety in the photographs – either overcast glare or bright morning light.
With Spring in full bloom, I was craving a bouquet of my own and selected Butterick 6048, View C for its whimsical cutout shoulders.
What I thought would be an easy sew became quite eventful, but the lightweight sateen with a beautiful drape held its own against multiple bastings, a busy seam ripper and the Frixon pen.
The dress pattern is designed as a pullover (with a center back seam), but after making the initial muslin I added a zipper to avoid excessive wrinkling from pulling it over my head.
I removed 2 inches from the upper width of the sleeve to remedy the gaping without restricting arm and upper body movement. I’m wondering if the sleeves should be cut on the bias?
The pattern described as a fitted dress was quite baggy even after sizing down from the muslin. Since my fabric print was busy, I knew darts would disappear into the design. I added four vertical darts in the bodice; two 11″ in the front and two 18″ in the back!
Much better 😉
I believe Mood’s Cotton Stretch Sateens are perfect for a variety of garments, and Mood’s website’s description says it best….
The announcement of the Spring fashion season is upon us which is what this bold, but lady-like, modern floral is stating. As the weather becomes cool and breezy, this drapable, crisp, stretch cotton sateen will surely be comfortable to wear as a bubble hem dress with a strapless princess seamed bodice. The blue and green colors complement each other in this watercolor tossed hydrangea flowery print. With a romantic, vintage nod to this cool colorway on an opaque white ground, this print will offer a mod, bold look to any fashion dress be it for a day, evening or a bridal event.
Who can resist a fabric that is bold but ladylike – perfect for anytime and any occasion?
So here’s to Spring especially Spring blossoms ~ in every genre 🙂