Wednesday, 17 September 2014

DIY Classic Black and White Mini Dress

It feels like summer has come and gone in the blink of any eye.  I am suddenly finding myself sew for Fall and Winter :(
I had this fantastic stretch cotton sateen fabric that I bought a few months ago.  I completely forgot what I was going to make with this fabric, but then I found the #Butterick B6040 and thought I could make a quick little dress from this.  I was worried that the fabric pattern would be too much, but if I made a mini dress, it wouldn't be as overpowering. Because I knew I wanted something with sleeves, I had to do a small adjustment, adding the sleeves from another pattern. I took off about 5 inches from the length of the skirt. My favourite thing about sewing is the fact that there is so much opportunities to hone your skills, to master the art.  I am no where near a master, but I have honed my skill of creating sleeve cuffs.  It may not seem like a big deal, but to me it is fun when you do something you are proud of it.  

Happy Sewing!


  1. Love the dress. Isn't it great to able to make something so individual/unique??

  2. Lovely print and not at all overpowering - you need to do a close up shot of those cuffs they look pretty darn cool :)


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