Rebekah’s Butterick 6723 dress!
I think this has to be up there as one of my favourite fabrics I’ve used for a blog. As soon as I saw it I snapped it up to do a blog post on it.
It is a beautiful green washed cotton with white embroidered flowers. Green isn’t a colour I normally go for but I’ve chosen a couple of shades of green for our house decorating plus I’ve added a few more green fabrics to my stash. The shade of green in this fabric is particularly gorgeous, very similar to my living room walls actually (which are F&B Caulke Green).
The quality of this fabric is really lovely and it seems to have a little texture to it too. It can be hard to tell the difference between the right and wrong side of the fabric but can be figured out by closely looking at the embroidered flowers on both sides. I also pre washed it at 30 and pressed it on the wrong side.
Now for the pattern I had a couple of ideas in my head but then I wanted something different. I wanted to try a new pattern but one that I could still sew up pretty quickly. So I settled on the Butterick 6723. There are 2 views in this pattern and I went with view B. Going by my measurements I cut out a size medium but now that I’ve made it, I could probably get away with a size small. The dress does look a little big until the elastic is inserted. I like to pin the elastic and try it on first before sewing the elastic closed to make sure the fit is right.
Making up the pattern was very straightforward. Great for a beginner or the more experienced sewist, depending on the type of project you want. I also did French seams for this garment to give it a nice finish on the inside.
I particularly love the elasticated sleeves and waistband.
Overall I’m delighted with my new dress. It’s always fun to try new patterns and fabric styles.