S/S 2017: Road Trip Part 2 (Butterick B6318)

I’d been dreaming of making another version of this dress ever since I finished my last one, way back in September.  It’s so nice to not have to worry about fit because I made all of the necessary adjustments last time.  I’m starting to understand the appeal of TNT patterns.

 

 

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This is, of course, Butterick 6318.  All notes about fitting adjustments are in my other post.  The only change I made to this one was to lengthen the sash/ties by 10″ each.  This length is perfect for tying a nice big bow.

I lined it the same as last time, but I decided to skip the facings since I wasn’t too worried about the black peeking out.

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Also, check out my label!  You may have noticed it in my last post, but I forgot to mention it.  I ordered them from Dutch Label Shop and they are so professional looking!  I bet you can’t even tell that I spent two days working on the design.  Hah! I guess simple is best, sometimes.  I don’t have a fancy affiliate coupon code or anything, but there’s always one or two floating around on some sewing blogs.

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The fabric is a lovely light and floaty rayon poplin that I ordered from Fabric.com.  I know a few other shops have also had this stuff in stock recently, like Blackbird Fabrics.  I kept seeing other sewists making some beautiful stuff out of it (like this gold-buttoned-beauty by Jess), and when I realized it wasn’t super pricey I quickly ordered 3 yards of the black and white color ways.

I’ve never used a poplin before, and always assumed that it was a lot more “crisp” and only suitable for shirts and shirt dresses.  Maybe that’s only cotton poplin?  When I received this fabric, I immediately thought “hmm, this is challis.”  Rayons do tend to be softer and have more drape than cottons, so I figure it’s probably just the fiber giving it different properties.  Anyway, this is not a complaint.  I really love this fabric, and I think it has the perfect weight and drape for this dress.

The lining is a cotton voile, also from Fabric.com.  I think it is actually a poly blend, though, because it smelled really bad when I pressed it with my iron.  Ah well, that means it will also wrinkle less, hopefully.

I had a little issue with the outer fabric being heavier than the lining and pulling down on the neckline.  I was able to fix this by simply tacking the dress and lining together in a few spots on the waistline seam.

I love how this dress turned out, and I think it’ll be a nice transition piece into the fall.  With the lining, it’ll be warm enough to wear into October or November around here, especially with some tights and ankle boots.  Hmmmm . . . I might need to go shopping for some ankle boots!

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Now that we’re over a month into summer I’m scrambling to sew up all my lightweight fabrics.  I’ve got the white color way on the cutting table now, and will hopefully have a cute button-down skirt soon!

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