butterick 6052

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I’ve had both this pattern and fabric in my stash, with plans to use them together, for a really long time. For one reason or another this project kept moving to the bottom of my (long) sewing list, but I finally stitched it up at the end of this summer! The pattern is Butterick 6052 and the fabric is a Joel Dewberry rayon from a couple years ago.

I made a muslin in May, and saw that I needed to bring in the straps and remove some gaping in the chest. I did this by slashing and overlapping a bit (somewhere in the 3/8″-1/2″ realm?) on the center front and center back bodice pieces. I also removed 1/2″ of strap length. Other than those minor-ish details, the sizing was perfect (I’m typically a size 10 in Big 4 patterns). I didn’t love the gored skirt though – it was the right size but the tight fit wasn’t really my style~*.

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Instead of the pattern’s options, I used a pleated skirt (based loosely off of the skirt from M6696) and I love how it came out! Rayon is really the perfect fabric for this pattern – drape is clutch here, especially in those flutter sleeves. Silk would ooobviously be pretty ace, as well. I think I might use the sleeves on an Ogden Cami (pattern by True Bias) in the future. They’re fully lined and just so lovely!

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Here’s a lil’ view from the back. The invisible zip went in easily and holy cow, I love that v-neck.

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Yay! I do love this dress. I think I’m going to use my final length of Rifle Paper Co. yardage (the rayon in periwinkle) for another version of this… but not until springtime probably. Until then I’m going to get as much wear out of this as I can before it gets too cold!

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