One of my goals for 2019; to go along with the typical ones of eat better, be more active, lose weight, save more, plan less, do more, stay organized; is to sew more basics. Y’all know I love to sew dresses and jumpsuits. While I do wear them the often I tend to neglect work separates and weekend chill looks.
This is recent make falls into the later category. Yes it’s still a dress, but it’s the kind you throw on with sneakers and head to the grocery store or Target. Butterick 6207 is indeed as a fast and easy sew as the pattern states. If you’ve sewn a raglan tee you can easily whip up this dress. Each view is pretty simple but view C has a unique sleeve feature which I would love to try with two solid knits.
I sewed view B but I lengthened the sleeves by about 5-6″ for more of an elbow length sleeve. Sadly I didn’t have enough of this striped french terry for the sleeves of view C. This french terry has been in my stash for years. It was in a mystery fashion bundle from Fabric Mart Fabrics (order your own here). I haven’t known what to do with it all this time, but I suppose the models striped look finally spoke to me.
I’m pleased with how it turned out. Especially because I think I could get away with wearing it as a tunic over leggings or jeggings on colder days (like we’ve been having recently)
Pattern: Butterick 6207
Pattern Description: Pullover top and dress have raglan sleeves, scoop neckline, neck band, and shaped hemline, wrong side shows. A: Lower band. A, B: Short sleeves. C: Two-piece long sleeves. Skirt has elastic waist and side slits. All are close-fitting, narrow hem.
Sizing: XS-M, L-XXL – I sewed a XL
Fabric Used: Red/cream striped french terry from Fabric Mart
Similar Fabric Options: I think this dress would be cute in a gingham print.*
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn’t follow them.
Likes: raglan sleeve, curve hem
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: I added about 5-6″ to the sleeves.
Would I sew it again? Yes, I’d like to sew view C with the colorblocked sleeve.10
Would I recommend it to others? Definitely, great beginners project.
Conclusion: Easy comfy dress
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