7/22/14

Butterick 6007

Butterick 6007 Misses dress & Belt - Dress A: close-fitting bodice, front button band, seamed waist with applied casing/drawstring, side front pockets & short sleeves and fold back cuffs.  Dress B: front button band, collar, collarband & self belt




After coming across an Article on How to Wear a Shirt Dress, it was high time that I added one to my wardrobe.

Let me tell you... this dress should be a summer staple if one is looking for structure with a lil preppy.  How can one go wrong with a comfortable and flattering garment.



 Especially being that it can be worn long, loose or belted, as well as under a jacket or cardigan.


The cardigan was a mini-refashion using some of The Renegade Seamstress techniques.


Sewing Specs:

Fabric:  Printed Stretch Cotton from Virgo Fabrics.

Pattern Sizing: 8 - 16, I cut a 14.

Did it look like the envelope photo:  Yes, I also made the self belt, but opted for a rtw belt.

Were the instructions easy to follow:  The instructions were clear. However, for the collar and collarband application I used Palmer/Pletsch technique.

What I liked particularly about the pattern:  Wanted to add a different style of dress to my wardrobe and this shirt dress fit the bill.

Pattern alterations or design changes:  I added front and back waist darts and omitted the sleeves. Also ended up removing 5/8" from the side seams starting at the waist down to hem line for a slimmer fit.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely sew another and totally recommend this dress.

Conclusion: I can see this shirt dress adding a tremendous value to my wardrobe.

20 comments:

Lori said...

I love your dress and how you styled it with the refashioned cardigan. You look fabulous and I am heading to check out that article, I might need to sew one of these!

Sheila said...

Thank you Lori. Honestly, in days gone by I never considered adding a shirt dress to my wardrobe. Especially after sewing one you about a year ago and it was a disaster, but that article enlightened me

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

It's cute and cute on you

Sheila said...

Thank you Serenity.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Looks great and I love how you styled it.

syl said...

I've always liked shirt dresses. My sister, who still sews for herself found a 1960's pattern at a thrift store, made the shirt dress from a navy linen. It turned out gorgeous. We called it her I Love Lucy dress.

Sheila said...

Thank you Rachelle.

Sheila said...

Hi Syl. I could I forget Lucy and her gingham shirt dresses.

Omega said...

This dress is soooooo pretty. So perfect for summer, it looks so cool to wear. Love it.

Clio said...

Great dress! Love your tropical fabric.

Sheila said...

Thank you Omega.

Sheila said...

Thank you Clio.

Sheila said...

Thank you Clio.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Love this dress and the refashioned cardigan!

Sheila said...

Thank you Carolyn. You and Debbie hooked me on to cardigans over the years, which I love. However, purchased a few cardigans that were too long for my short torso. In come refashion mode.

Candice said...

This is so cute Sheila, I love how you styled this outfit..

Terri Berry said...

I love, love, love this dress. This is the one with buttons galore?!...too cute. Sew versatile. Love, love, love it with the refashioned cardi! Great staple dress for sure! Nice work!

Sheila said...

Thank you Candice.

Sheila said...

Thank you Terri, yes it's that dress. I was totally dreading the 9 buttonholes, but with encouragement I got it done.

Faye Lewis said...

Love that dress, especially with the cardigan.