Butterick 6166

I love a simple silhouette, mainly due to it working seamlessly with my blazers.  However, once in a while I yearn for something else with a lil interest.  In come Butterick 6166:  Misses Dress: Close-fitting dress has front overlay and drape, narrow hem and back zipper. Designed for lightweight moderate stretch knits.  






                                               Version A


Pattern Sizing: 6 - 14

Fabric Used: Purple/black/grey/white abstract slinky knit


Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are clear and easy.






What do I particularly like about the pattern? Love the drape waist detail and it's great for hiding one's fupa ... ooops ... I mean tummy bulge.

Pattern alterations I made:  I went with a 14 for the body & armhole and 12 for the neckline & shoulder seams.  Cut the front on the fold and center back seam for the back, in the event I had to make adjustments.  Omitted the overlay, which would have been a bit much for pairing with a blazer.  I also omitted the zipper as well, lowered  the front neckline 1/2", serged all seams @ 3/8", then straight stitched an additional 1/8" give or take.



The waist drape is a  really nice detail, but must admit, it pulls the side seams toward the side front a lil bit.  However, it doesn't break the overall look and feel of the dress.   Another point to mention is that the armholes are a tad too low on the sleeveless version, but not too low to reveal major armpit cleavage. At 5'3" this dress finish length ends just above my knees with a 1/2" folded hem.

Fully lined the dress with a ltwt. lycra mesh and machine hemmed the lining and fused the fashion fabric hemline w/ no-sew heatn'bond.

If one is looking for a dress with a lil twist check out Butterick 6166 and give it a try.

If this waist detail isn't your cup-of-tea check the links below:












Until then,
Have a Great Week !!

Comments

Shelly said…
This is a lovely dress! The alterations you made work well. I think it would have been to much with the overlay as well. 😊
HobbyLover said…
Such a pretty dress. Looks great on you too !
Carmen Bouchard said…
Very cool color blocking and an all around great make!
Linda said…
Another great looking dress! I have this pattern waiting for me to sew in the long sleeve version. Love your fabric.
Sheila said…
Thank you Shelly ! The pattern makes a great t-shirt dress w/o the waist drape too.
Sheila said…
Thank you HobbyLover !
Sheila said…
Thank you Carmen ! Fell in love with the built-in color blocking when I saw it in walmart for a $1.50/yd.
Sheila said…
Thank you Linda ! Looking forward to yours.
oona balloona said…
wow, that dress is beautiful, so architectural!
The fabric really makes this dress sing! You are the Queen of picking out beautiful prints!
Cas... said…
Nice dress!
Myra said…
Very nice dress Sheila! I agree with Carolyn, you do know how to pick those beautiful prints!
alethia said…
Another winner. Love the color and the fit is on point.
Summer F-T said…
What a beautiful dress. Love it! And thanks for the links to those great patterns!!!
Sheila said…
Thank you Marcy, Carolyn, Cassandra, Myra, Alethia & Summer !

@Carolyn, you know you started the whole dress love.... yes you did.