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."