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Flouncy Butterfly Sleeves Dress- Butterick 6677

I recently attempted to duplicate a dress I saw on Pinterest that I really liked. I was inspired by the flouncy butterfly sleeves. I did not want a polka dot dress and instead wanted a floral dress. That’s the perk of sewing it yourself, you get to pick the fabric you want!

For this dress, I used Butterick 6677 which is described as a semi-fitted, sleeveless dress with an elasticized waist, back opening with button and thread loop closure, side slant pockets, and sash. Bias tape must be purchased for the neck and armhole finish. There are options for flounce detail and a lower ruffle. I made View A which has the flounce detail which looks exactly like the dress I was trying to duplicate.

I used a fabric that I purchased from L.A. Finch Fabrics. The fabric is a designer deadstock described as Black Floral Knolls Rayon Challis Woven. I bought 2 yards. The pattern calls for bias tape which I made from the same fabric. Although this view calls for 2 1/8 yards of fabric, I was able to use 2 yards AND have enough leftover to make bias tape for the neck and armhole finish. I did my best to make zero waste.

Here is my dress:

The flowers are upside down… oops!

And here is the dress I saw on Pinterest that I am trying to duplicate:

The pattern alterations that I made was that I shortened the bodice by 1 inch. In addition, I omitted the back opening with the button and thread loop closure because I was able to fit my head through the neck opening. I also shortened the length.

Happy Sewing!

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