I made a dress using Butterick 6722. It has an elastic waist and a ruffled skirt. I used a rayon challis fabric called Chocolate Roses. The colors are so pretty. It has pink, cream and blue mixed it with a chocolate brown. It has a soft feel and drapes well.
I chose View A of Butterick 6722. View A has a placket or band for buttons on the front skirt. The button up skirt is more of a decoration. It doesn’t serve a practical purpose. I modified the skirt to eliminate the button placket. I cut the front skirt on the fold in order to do this. Here is how it turned out:
Other modifications that I made is that I shortened the bodice by one inch and I shortened the skirt by 2 inches. The skirt also has a ruffled tier at the bottom. I shortened the tier by another 2 inches.
I really love the look of this dress. It has kind of a 1970s vibe to it. I can’t wait to wear it.