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!


Butterick 6330- Rompers from the Lifestyle Wardrobe set

Butterick 6330 is a Lifestyle Wardrobe pattern set which includes patterns for a romper, jumpsuit, dress, maxi dress and jacket. It is labeled as easy. The rompers are described as a pull-on romper fitted through the bust with a blouson bodice, elasticized waist and back neck slit with a button and thread loop. It doesn’t include directions on how to make a thread loop but I learned by watching a video by Erika Bunker on how to make a thread chain loop

I made the rompers using View D in size Medium. The only modification that I made was that I shortened the length of the shorts. View D includes pleats in the front and side front pockets.

Recommended fabrics are light to medium weight moderate stretch knit fabrics such as jersey and french terry. I used a DTY knit to make the romper but I think jersey would have been a better choice.

I think this is a great pattern since it includes so many choices. The romper fit really well. I can see that it will make a great jumpsuit as well. I like the side front pockets. The pleats in the front of the pants are a nice little touch. I like the options to make this as a dress or maxi dress. The dress is a pullover dress which has side seam pockets rather than side front pockets. The maxi dress can be cut on crosswise grain so that you can use fabric with border prints. All options for the romper, jumpsuit and dresses are sleeveless. The jacket that comes with this pattern is described as a semi fitted, unlined jacket with a self lined front, side front seams and optional topstitching. Recommended fabrics for the jacket is jersey, french terry and scuba knit.

I can see myself using this pattern for when I have knit fabric and want to make something quick and easy for the summer.

Happy Sewing!


How to attach a sewing label without stitching

I discovered a better way to attached a sewing label to a garment. I don’t like how the stitches sometimes show up on the back of my garment when I sew in a label. Instead of sewing them in, I use double sided iron on hem adhesive.

This adhesive is used for hemming pants as a no sew method but it’s the perfect size for adhering labels! The hem adhesive for hemming pants are 3/4 inches wide and fit perfectly behind the label. I use a little bit of glue from a glue stick to adhere the hem adhesive to the label so it doesn’t move around while I iron them on. A little heat under the iron and they are adhered with no stitches needed.

Happy Sewing!