I'm Sherry and my blog is pattern~scissors~cloth, and it has taken me a while but I have finally decided what to sew. It is Butterick 2669, a basic sixties shift dress, and it's a Quick n' Easy!
I'm going to make it in some dark grey linen that I acquired at Christmastime, and do red topstitching just like the picture of View B on the pattern envelope. I presumed the topstitching was done by machine, but it is actually hand sewn saddle stitch using embroidery floss, so I might copy that idea too.
I chose this pattern because:
- Both the pattern and fabric are stash so I don't have to spend a cent!
- I really need more summer work clothes and this will be perfect
- I've always wanted to see how a french dart that goes down to high hip level fits
- It gives me the perfect excuse to buy some red shoes (the real reason he he!)
|A 15cm predicament, in fact!|
I want this dress to be hand-washable, so I've put the linen through the washing machine on a warm machine wash to take care of any shrinkage. First I overlocked the ends of the linen, because we all know how much that frays, and I need more fabric not less! Because linen can stretch slightly and 'seat', I am going to line the dress with viscose lining, also preshrunk.
OK - now I'm off to cut my toile and whizz it up on the machine!