Sunny Mood Dress

I sewed this dress Saturday and Sunday morning  to enter into the SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35892/dont-miss-your-chance-to-enter-the-2014-sewstylish-spring-fashion-challenge/

Butterick 6016

Butterick 6016

I used the fabric, lining, thread and zipper I won from the Mood Designer Fabric Facebook page fabric giveaway:

Mood Fabric giveaway bundle I won.

Mood Fabric giveaway bundle I won.

I wanted to make a cute summer dress to showcase the fun fabric with a peek of the matching lining, so I chose Butterick 6016 pattern view B:

Pattern illustration for Butterick 6016 view B

Pattern illustration for Butterick 6016 view B

Line drawings for Butterick 6016

Line drawings for Butterick 6016

I cut the bodice piece on the fold instead of making a center front seam so to not break up the fabric pattern. I did this for both the outer fabric as well as the lining:

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The outcome of the dress is cute IMO, but not what I was hoping for. It is kind of plain and unexciting. I really should not have rushed to just enter something for this contest and cut it out in this pattern as it is really not all that special of a fun spring dress.

Honestly, I should have come up with my own design using this fun fabric and lining. I was envisioning a strapless dress with a short girlie skirt with a real Oscar de la Renta vibe to it. Argh! Oh well! I do like my dress and will wear it, but I am not 100% sold on my dress. It’s OK, but just OK, not worthy of this fabric 😦

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Back of dress

Back of dress

 My little boo Gidget Louise likes my dress

My little boo Gidget Louise likes my dress

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7 thoughts on “Sunny Mood Dress

    • Thank you Maggie! I’m sure I will wear this little dress this summer, I just wish I had taken the time to make it a little more interesting. Thanks for the nice comment though, I appreciate it!

    • Thank you so much! Your Eiffel Tower version is really nice too! I think I should make this dress again as I love the style. Happy sewing to you too!

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