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McCall’s 8092 White Linen Off the Shoulder Dress

Here is the most recent dress I made. I have made two dresses in the last year. I guess I have taken a break from sewing. Hopefully I can get my motivation back to sew again.

I made this dress in May. It was for a Mommy and Son Glow dance. We had to wear either white or neon. I didn’t end up wearing this dress but I think it makes a very nice summer dress.

I chose View A without the ruffle and with the length of View B. I didn’t make the fabric belt.

This dress can be worn off the shoulders or not depending on how you sew in the elastic.

This dress was fairly quick and easy to sew.

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Simplicity 9325 Red Rose and Blue Dress

It’s been awhile since I’ve sewn anything. However, I did manage to make two dresses in the last year. The first dress is this Simplicity 9325 dress that I have named “Red, Rose and Blue” dress. I made this dress in July of 2021. This pattern is described as a relaxed over-the-head dress in three lengths. It has a choice of flutter sleeves, a self ruffle detail or sleeveless. I chose View C with the self ruffle detail and the shorter length.

I used a bubble crepe fabric. The directions were easy to follow. It is a relaxed, loose fit but has a tie on the sides that you tie to the back to give the dress some shape. It’s the perfect summer dress.

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Bubble Crepe Floral Wrap Dress- Butterick 6675

I recently finished making a wrap dress using Butterick 6675. I chose a bubble crepe fabric.

Butterick 6675 is described as a pattern for a wrap dress with a semi-fitted bodice and tie closures. There are two options for sleeve lengths. There are hem variations for a flared skirt or a flared skirt with an asymmetrical hem. View A has flounce at the bodice wrap. Ribbons are inserted on the inside to tie the inside part of the wrap together. This pattern is labeled as easy.

I like the ribbon on the inside to keep the inside part of the wrap in place. Instead of purchasing ribbon, I used some pink quarter inch bias tape that I had in my stash and I sewed it together into a ribbon.

I shortened the bodice by one inch. I did not cut the skirt asymmetrical. I basically made View C but with the skirt of View A. I also had to adjust the wrap so it did not gape. However, I didn’t do that great of a job, it still gapes and it’s low cut. I topstitched the neckline and bodice facings down because it kept turning up and showing even though I had under stitched them. This is possibly due to my choice of fabric.

I probably will not sew this again, but if I do, I will figure out how to adjust the pattern before cutting the fabric so that the bodice part of the wrap does not gape on me and isn’t low cut. I will also pick a different type of fabric. The bubble crepe is too thin but it has a good drape. The suggested fabrics are crepe, challis, rayon or double georgette. I would probably pick a challis if there is a next time.

Happy Sewing!