Cotton Stretch Sateen
Baby or bridal shower, garden party or luncheon, I’ve got a blooming dress to wear
With Spring in full bloom, I was craving a bouquet of my own and selected Butterick 6048, View C for its whimsical cutout shoulders.
What I thought would be an easy sew became quite eventful, but the sateen beautifully held its own against multiple bastings, the frixon pen and a busy seam ripper.
The dress is designed as a pullover (with a center back seam), but after making the initial muslin I decided to add a zipper to avoid excessive wrinkling from pulling it over my head.
I removed 2 inches from the upper width of the sleeve to remedy the gaping without restricting arm and upper body movement.
The pattern described as a fitted dress was quite baggy even after sizing down from the muslin. Since my fabric print was busy, I knew darts would disappear into the design. I added four vertical darts in the bodice; two 11″ in the front and two 18″ in the back!
More sewing details will be on the blog tomorrow, but now I’d like to celebrate the profusion of spring blossoms ~ in every genre