Sunday, July 5, 2015

4th of July Fashion

I wore Butterick 6206 to a family reunion dinner this weekend.  The pattern is a pullover dress with close-fitting bodice variations, elasticized waist, and narrow hem.

The dress looked just like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope.  There were only four pattern pieces to this dress.  The instructions were very easy to follow, even though I didn't need them.   I made this dress in the morning and wore that evening.

I used the recommended lightweight moderate knit fabric in a navy stripe, from my stash.  I can't remember where I purchased the fabric, either G-Street Fabrics or JoAnn.  It could've been a Hancock Fabrics purchase, who knows-- 

I used Bodice A with the even-hemmed bottom.  I actually cut out Bodice C first, but while talking to my daughter on the phone, she suggested I make the tube top.  Since I had enough fabric left, I did.  I'll use Bodice A for another project. 

I would definitely recommend this pattern to others and I'll probably make it again. 

This a very easy pattern that can be dressed up or down, depending on the fabric and accessories.  Love it!


  1. that looks stunning on you!


  2. Good decision by your daughter... it looks wonderful as the stripe is perfect for a tube tip. You suit it so well :) x

  3. stunning!

  4. Fab! Sassy Sewing Bees