11/29/15

Butterick 6166 Streamlined

Hello All and hoping Everyone had an Awesome Thanksgiving... I sure did and enjoyed the food immensely, comical family conversation and just plain ol' fun.

Now that the holiday is over and my vacation has come to an end, its time to return to work.  Honestly, I am so ready, and as the saying goes a week off does the body & mind good.

Of course, a sewista has to have a new dress for her return back to work and none other than Butterick 6166 is the chosen one.  B6166 is a pattern repeat, however this time I streamlined it by opting out of the overlay and waist detail.  I just wanted a simple silhouette to pair with none other than my blazer. 


Used a lightweight eggplant colored neoprene that I'd purchased at Fulton Fabric during the summer.  It was perfect for using with B6166, with just 1-1/2"yd.  The fabric is a dream with its soft, spongy and fabulous feel. 

Despite my second time working it up with majority of the same adjustments, I ran into the issue of it being too big.  Failing to realize that this fabric had more stretch than my first make.  Looking back and thinking if I'd cut it with a center back seam I wouldn't have had the too big issue.

Sewing Fit Adjustments: removed 5/8" from the side seams...  a total of 1.25"; added back neck darts to remove the gaposis; and removed 3/8" from the armscyes. For the first make, I didn't mind the psuedo cap sleeve, but wasn't feeling the look on this dress when I basted in the sleeves.  Pulled back from the dress mumbling dayumm dayummm dayummm and searched the internet for a quick fix and came across Chic Steals' post on fixing the armscyes of a shirt.  Hey... all I could do was try it right....lol



The quick fix worked enough to be satisfied and happier for it.  Did my usual neckline and hemline treatment.  Used heatn'bond for the neckline and final stitch and for the hemline just fused with heatn'bond.  For the sleeve hems, fold a 5/8" hem, lengthened stitch to 2.6 and machine stitched.



The dress is unlined and will wear a full slip underneath and of course pair it with a loft b/w tweed blazer, and sam&libby pumps.

Until then,
Have an Awesome Week !!!!

16 comments:

RatRace said...

The color of your dress is nice. You have yourself a great addition to a pattern repeat to bounce back in the workplace. I copied your style and picked up a blazer from JCP. Thanks for sharing.

MAD14kt said...

Another winner ... LOVING the color on you SB!!! ;)

Sheila said...

Thank you Monica !

alethia said...

The color is awesome. Another winner!

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia !

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

Such a pretty dress! You make me miss wearing dress up clothes so much!

Irene said...

What a lovely dress! The colour looks phenomenal on you.

Sheila said...

Thank you Carolyn! I don't think of it as dress up clothes... just versatile essential pieces.

Sheila said...

Thank you Irene !

Cennetta said...

Hi Sheila. It's been awhile. But you are continuing to make beautiful, stylish garments. Looking good, girl.

HobbyLover said...

It's beautiful as usual !

Sheila said...

Hi & Thank you Cennetta. Caught you on periscope.. loved it !!!

Sheila said...

Hi Hobby Lover and Thank you !!!

Sheila said...

Thank you RatRace ! Although there is some wonkiness along the front armholes, possibly due to my quick fix... the fit is comfortable & not restrictive and does make a great addition to my wardrobe. Blazers make great wardrobe essentials and you are welcome.

Myra said...

Great dress Sheila and the color of your fabic is a deinfite WOW moment! I love the jacket you paired it with too! The color combination, made this a wonderful, smart and professional look! Great job!

Sheila said...

Thank you Myra !