Make This Look: Night-and-Day Dress
Ok, I love this new feature!
While I'm fairly competent at seeing the potential of all sorts of vintage patterns, I seriously can't look past the hideousness of styling on modern patterns. I have some sort of blindness that causes me to flip past almost all dresses in Butterick, Simplicity, McCall's and Vogue catalogs. I realized that by doing Make This Look, I'm forcing myself to really look at a pattern for its bones. And that's a good thing. Here's today's MTL, a combination that I'm almost certain I'm going to make for myself.
- Amy Butler Midwest Modern Floating Buds Ivory ($7.18/yard – on sale until 6/20) from Fabric.com;
- Premium Broadcloth Solid Black ($3.98/yard) from Fabric.com;
- Butterick 5486
- To make the ruffle at the bottom, modify the skirt pattern to be about 8-10" shorter. Cut a piece of fabric that is about 8-10" X 2x(width of finished skirt). You will probably have to piece together two pieces of fabric. Gather the ruffle and attach to the skirt bottom.