Spring is in the air! There are so many wonderful patterns available for making Spring dresses. I have a list of a patterns that I have or want to purchase. These picks are for Spring dresses that you can wear on a special occasion that calls for semi-formal attire such as a wedding, going to a fine restaurant, a special event or celebrating Easter. They also happen to be very popular patterns by Vogue and Butterick which are part of the Big 4 pattern companies (McCalls and Simplicity are the other two companies). I’ve seen so many dresses made in these patterns! I love seeing everyone’s version and finished makes. It’s so inspiring.
One popular pattern that is on the top of my list is Vogue 9253.
This pattern was THE dress to make back in 2017. Four years later and I still see it being very fashionable. Probably because it has that 70s boho vibe that never goes out of style. I’ve seen so many versions of this dress. One thing this dress is known for is it’s VERY DEEP V neck. However, if you have a more conservative style, it can be modified to raise the V neck. Here’s one tutorial by Sew-to-Fit by ADLynn:
I love the kimono style of this dress. I like the maxi length of this dress although there is also an option to make a midi length dress. Here are a few of my favorite sewing blogger makes of this dress:
I never purchased this pattern back in 2017 and now that I’m ready to buy one, I was worried that it was no longer in print. But as I found out, it has just been re-issued under a new number. It is now Vogue 1735. So if you’re interested, there’s still a chance to grab one!
Another pattern that I am interested in purchasing is Butterick 6554:
Butterick 6554 is a fitted wrap dress. My favorite part about this dress is the shaped hemline with the flounce. There are length variations for the skirt and a sleeveless version with flounce on the hemline and bodice. So cute. I was inspired when I saw a dress made by Brittany J Jones. She also has a sew-a-long for this dress on You Tube. I have plans to purchase this pattern. I’ve actually been trying to purchase it for a while now, but I haven’t been successful yet. I usually buy patterns when they are on sale at Joann and every time I look for the pattern, they are all out. I hope one day I can get my hands on one.
One pattern I was able to get my hands on recently is Butterick 6677.
Butterick 6677 is a semi-fitted, sleeveless dress with an elasticized waist, back opening with a button and thread loop closure, side slant pockets and sash. There is an option for flounce along the sleeve area and a lower ruffle. I plan to make (View B) sometime soon. I love the flounce at the top and the maxi length with ruffles at the bottom.
Another great pattern is Butterick 6675.
I bought this pattern since I could not find Butterick 6554. It’s a wrap dress as well and although it doesn’t have the shaped hemline with the flounce that I like so much, it does have an option for a flounce at the bodice. There is an option for a flared skirt or an asymmetrical skirt as well as an elbow length sleeve or a shorter length sleeve. I plan to make View A but with the elbow length sleeves and as a maxi length dress. I’m not too interested in the asymmetrical skirt. It’s not quite my style.
And that’s my semi formal Spring dress list. I don’t think I will be making all of the dresses on this list, but I can see myself making at least two of them. Looking forward to it!
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B9253 is one of my favorites. 6675 looks like one I would like to make in the future.
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