I am constantly divided between all those great colorful and original dresses I see on the blogosphere which motivate me to create some as well and the fact that I primarily sew working clothes. With limited time dedicated to sewing, and almost zero possibility to find appropriate clothes (read clothes I do not have to adjust to my size and I like the colour and cut), the choice is quickly made.
So here we go with a next “basics”. Put in some black wool crepe from Laurent Garigue, a proven pattern (Butterick 6016), add a pair of sleeves and I do not ask for much more.
Not so many adjustments needed, just plain and quick sewing. The dress is lined with a rest of the flower silk, which I also used for the hem. Again, the wool crepe is forgiving but needs to be handled carefully to prevent fraying.
The black was really difficult to photograph, moreover with a new flash my photograph got last week. So the preparations took some time and … I got bored.
OK, enough talking, here is the finished dress:
Pattern: Butterick 6016 with sleeves
Pattern changes: sleeves
Technique: nothing special
Fabric: black wool crepe
Time to Complete: 2 weeks
Total Cost: 31 EUR