Sunday, March 8, 2015

Snow Day--Sew Day

If I wanted to complain about all of the snow, ice and cold weather we had here last month, I couldn't because in Boston....  Since I couldn't  complain, I turned my snow days into sew days.  That was a good thing since I sort of fell off the stash-busting wagon when I went to JoAnn's with my daughter.  It's all her fault, for taking me into the fabric store.  LOL.  My snow day--sew day projects included Butterick 6088. 

Butterick recommended Gaberdine, Crepe, Linen and Faille.  I didn't note the type of fabric I purchased but I do know, it's none of the above.  I think it's a Cotton or Cotton blend of some sort.  My fabric was easy to sew, but the finished dress is stiff, even though I pre-washed it. 


I chose this pattern because my fabric was similar to the fabric illustrated on the pattern envelope.  One of the  advantages to sewing, is I can be as creative as I want and design one of a kinds.  On the flip side, I don't have to be creative and copy the envelope.  I love sewing!

I made view C with long sleeves and didn't make any changes or alterations to the pattern other than adding two inches to the length.  The bodice is lined with lining from my stash.   The dress was very easy and the instructions appear to be very easy to follow.  I say appear, because I didn't use them but skimmed over them while writing this post.   

This pattern is on my long make-again list.  However, the next time I make it, I'll probably use a softer fabric similar to one of those recommended by Butterick.   Final shot, black and white in black and white. 


  1. I like that you did it all in one print, I have several patterns simular to this & thought about doing a solid, the dress looks fantastic on you!


  2. This looks awesome!! I picked this pattern up and put it back down. Now I have to go back and get!!

  3. The shape of the dress looks very nice on you. When you wear it, just don't sit down! Lol. The gaberdine will really help wear ability when you remake it, but it can be tricky to sew with versus a cotton/poly blend.

  4. There is nothing wrong with copying something you just love. The dress looks lovely- I think with such a structured dress your cotton works nicely. And, this dress really suits you as well :)

  5. Your fabric choice looks great! The style fits your figure and it seems from your post, that is was an easy sew. Don't you love when something looks good and is easy too!