10 Jan Countdown with Butterick 6388
I’ve got a book of excuses for gaining nearly 10 pounds, but I won’t go there. I decided the best way to start the 10-pound countdown was by sewing a new dress……. without a waistline.
To say life has changed while waiting for the Covid vaccine is an understatement, and I am thankful not to have contracted the virus so far, but on a much lighter note………. the pre-pandemic wardrobe I’ve sewn over the years is for a different lifestyle that hasn’t existed for a while. So for now, I’ll be keeping it simple and casual.
I sewed Butterick 6638 last December in a white cable knit (blogged here), and loved everything about the pattern. This go around I made the pattern with a medium-weight cheetah print sweater knit I bought last year in NYC at Fabrics and Fabrics.
This knit has more stretch than the cable knit and resulted in a looser fit – just what I needed. 😉
I’m loving the back yoke which provides detail interest as well as shaping through the upper back.
In the first version I omitted the center back seam to avoid interfering with the cable design, but not this time!
It’s a little difficult to see, but it’s there. Actually, all of the dress seams are more visible in the white cable knit dress.
Butterick 6388 is truly an instant gratification project, and can be sewn in one day. The only thing I caution about is the lapped collar. The collar is beautifully drafted, but it’s important to remember lapping the collar results in six layers at the front of the neck.
I finished each seam on the serger immediately upon completion, and interfaced the hem, a technique I have demonstrated before (blogged here).
Hopefully that center back seam will allow me to adjust the size of this dress once I’ve worked of these pounds 😊
Happy New Year, dear Readers! Stay safe.