Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rhapsody in Blue

Here is the finished dress - finally!

I was so enamored of the Butterick 6413 bodice, I decided that I needed to make a second version of the dress, this time with a circle skirt.

One floral fabric design later, with some digital printing help from Contrado, and my creative vision is complete!

I had to cheat to make everything fit on my yardage, so the skirt is slightly less full than a complete circle, but it still turned out almost exactly as I had hoped.

In fact, I was so pleased with the way it turned out, I couldn't be bothered to wait for the warm weather to arrive before wearing this one out a few months ago.

This particular garment has already had another outing now that warm temperatures have arrived.

I just love how comfortable this is to wear.  And my obsession with tea length dresses is far from over.

I still have the finished version of the pencil skirted version of this dress to show you, so you have not seen the last of this pattern.  And if the bodice was not quite as distinctive, I might be tempted to make another!

Dress:  Made by me, Butterick 6413

[Disclosure:  Contrado provided me with this fabric, but the opinions posted here are my own.]


  1. Lovely! This vivid blue is a great color for you. :)

  2. Oh, it's finally here! Absolutely beautiful!

  3. Keep making it, this pattern showcases your whimsy and what-not.

    Try a curved neckline (ala Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest), with 3/4 sleeves, with the most full skirt you can muster.

    The blue fabric is gorgeous, but ya didn't bother to do even a "cleaning up the streamers,after the dance" twirl.

  4. So elegant, love the lines. A real success Laura mae

  5. It is such an elegant dress. A real succes, you should be very proud of this.

  6. Utterly stunning dress, it's gorgeous and I love the cut out. Length is perfect too 💙

  7. That is drop-dead gorgeous! The circle skirt was inspired, and the fabric is just perfect for it! Now I must buy this pattern and make one (or several) for myself. :)

  8. Beautiful dress!!also design and color amazing