Monday, December 29, 2014

Gertie's Butterick 6094

Completing Gertie's Butterick 6090 was a big deal!
 I don't usually make such fitted dresses as this one. It took a long time of making many MANY muslins in order to get the fit right on this dress!!!!!!!! But in the end I am very pleased with Gertie's Butterick 6094!!!!!!! You can find this at www.blogforbettersewing.com or any place that sells Butterick patterns.  
According to the package my size would be a 12 to 14 so that was the size I cut out at first. It was much to big so I ended with a size 6 at the bust and size 12 at the hips. 
 The back of this dress is SO COOL! 
 YAH!!!!! Check that out!!!!!!!
I love love love love the design of this dress!
 I used a wonderful wool twill which, to my surprise, has a lot of stretch! The stretch makes this dress so comfortable! I am in love with this fabric it has a lot of colors in those stripes. 
  The alterations to the pattern were many. I made a small bust adjustment,  lengthened the bodice about one and a half inches, and I lowered the armpit about an inch and a half.  
More alterations were: a sway back adjustment and making the darts in the back wider and about 2 inches longer!

I did a little thread painting and top stitching. This dress reminded me of tulips.




I lined this dress with a wonderful stretch silk charmeuse so it is luxuriously soft and stretchy!!!!! 
Clearly, I need to bring down the line where the bodice and midriff meet. I do love wearing this dress so I am sure I will make it again and make a few more changes. 
 "As twilight harvests all the day's color,
May love bring you home to each other."
John O"Donohue

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing. The shear determination is very inspiring!! And look the "finished" dress is super great!!

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  2. Thank you for your steady support!!!!!!!

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