7/5/16

Butterick 5606 Abounds

Hello Everyone and hoping all had a Great 4th of July.   I took the low key mode and relaxed at home in my sewing room and enjoyed every minute of it...lol

With summer in full effect, my mind drifted on what would be my summer go-to pattern for 2016.   2015 was all about trying out new dress patterns, 2014 was all about Then & Now garments and 2013, I was into sheer blouses.  Well it didn't take long for me to decide on what would be my summer go-to pattern.  While wearing one of my tnt dresses... Streamlined Butterick 5606 it hit me... Bam...



Fast forward and managed to make 3 of them last weekend and what a happy camper I am.  The temps in the NYC are rising and the dresses are perfect solo or paired with my go-to blazers for the abnormally too cold office and subway trains.


If anyone is looking for easy sewing without a lot of fuss... check out Butterick 5606

It works so well in my corporate life when paired with a blazer.  Of course, one can't go wrong with a simple pull-over dress with ballet flats or skips.  This floral ITY border print was a gift from a dear friend and the print was perfect.  It just needed a simple silhouette and B5606 was the key.  I did some minor tweaking tho.  I added 3/8" to the pattern to accommodate my new girth, but ended shearing off half of that, as well as narrowing the skirt for a more leaner look.  Also sewed deeper seams at the shoulders to raise the neckline and armhole a bit.  Those tweaks were minor and bearable.


The seams were serged, the neckline and armholes were stay stitched with stitch witchery and folded to the inside and final stitched.   The hemline was folded and fused with heat n' bond... done.  The pattern consists of 3 pieces front, back and ties.  Streamline it by omitting the ties and it yields just 2 pieces that makes it easy sewing.

This crochet lace was purchased when Rachelle came to New York and we made a pit stop at Sav-a-thon.  I fell in love with this lil number and initially pegged it for a tunic.  Fast forward and deemed it worthy of a dress.  Did the same finishing, except left the hemline raw.  I didn't line it since I'd plan on wearing a full lining.

After making the third one which I haven't worn yet... I was off and running to my fabric dungeon for more fabric.  My lifting, dragging and opening bins yield this knitterly empire state image printed number (ooo that was a mouth full..lol)... that immediately screamed to be sewn when I pulled it out.

With this print, I spent more time fussing over where to put the main image.  I draped the fabric around me and immediately realized that my first idea of centering it was not a good thing.  When I put a blazer on over it, there was this fleeting glimpse that it was some type of batman logo or some type of something at center front... umm no.  So off-set I did and like it so much better.

I can't say enough about this quick and easy sew, but trust and believe I will be making more... so more dumpster diving will be taking place in my fabric dungeon... lol


Until then,

Have a Great Day!




20 comments:

Mariela Alethia said...

love, love your classic, conservative and very modern colorful style.

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia ! Give me simple with a loud splash of color and it makes my wardrobe sing....lol

Bonnie @ sewplus.blogspot.com said...

Great looking dresses. I love your fabric choices! You look lovely (as usual too!).

Andrea said...

Every one of these dresses is simply beautiful. The interchange of the Blazers really take them far. Dumpster diving, yes, we should do more of that.

HobbyLover said...

Love them all !!

Lisa R said...

Great dresses, as always! You have motivated me to pull this pattern out of the stash and make some quick summer dresses!!! Again, nice job.

Sheila said...

Hi Bonnie and Thank You.

Sheila said...

Hi Andrea and Thank You. Our closets hold a variety of gems.

Sheila said...

Hi HobbyLover and Thank You.

Sheila said...

Hi Lisa and Thank You.

Irene said...

A gorgeous trio of dresses. Easy sewing for summer is always a bonus.

Lynne said...

These are so beautiful. I just found my dress for a trip to Florida. Love your pics on fabric they really compliment your personality. The jacket transforms the look.

Sheila said...

Hi Irene and Thank You.

Sheila said...

Hi Lynne and Thank You. This pattern would be perfect for whipping up a few for vacation.

Linda T said...

ALL of them are great looks! Guess I need to pick up that pattern.

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

These are gorgeous and I like how you've paired them with the Blazers. I have to admit to being jealous of those heels though!

Kelly Cook said...

great dress. Can't beat easy sewing when you get great result like that!

Sheila said...

Hi Linda and Thank You. Definitely worth picking up...can't beat easy sewing.

Sheila said...

Hi Carolyn and Thank You. Lol at the shoes. .. I can't beat a good sale when it comes to heels.

Sheila said...

Hi Kelly and Thank You.