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.
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.