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/
I used the fabric, lining, thread and zipper I won from the Mood Designer Fabric Facebook page fabric giveaway:
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:
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:
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 😦
7 thoughts on “Sunny Mood Dress”
I think it’s very cute and well fitted, screams summer!
I’m sorry you are disappointed, but I think the simple pattern looks lovely on you and lets the fabric shine.
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!
I disagree! This is a beautiful dress and that fabric is perfect for this silhouette! Even your cute little doggie likes it : ).
Hi! What a lovely dress. I just made a dress using the same pattern – it’s at http://carolineparadigmdesign.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/butterick-6016-eiffel-tower-dress.html.
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!