Sewing: Butterick B6322 Dress

Saturday, 5 May 2018

This is hands down one of my favourite dresses that I have ever made, it's not perfect but it will be next time and still, I don't even care it makes me happy when I wear it!

Outfit photos by mum / Sewing Detail photos by me

Dress Details

Dress Pattern - Butterick B6322 by Gertie
Fabric - Spotlight ($2.80 per metre, I used approx 4 metres)

I have wanted to make this dress for so long but I kept pushing it to the back of my pattern stash as I admit, it looked a little complex but I finally took the plunge and you know what? It wasn't hard at all! I actually found it really easy, it was just about being able to dedicate a good chunk of time to it. 

If you don't like gathering you may not like this pattern as there is a lot of it involved but I do like gathering so it was okay and if you don't I assure you it is very much worth it for the end result. I would say that was the most time consuming part of this project and very much required for the beautiful finished look. 

I didn't realise it until after I took these photos but I see one major fault, well it's not really major but just something to keep in mind next time I make this dress, my skirt is dropping too low where the corset waist meets which annoys me a little but I did make this with the intention of using a cheaper fabric as a wearable muslin. I'll let it slide this time but I don't think it takes anything away from this dress, just something to perfect next time. 

When it comes to sizing I cut size 8 but think that I could cut down to size 6 next time as the dress sits a little large on me in the bust and waist but again, still very wearable... So wearable in fact I have already worn it out four times since I completed it which is satisfying. Although this fabric didn't cost much it actually feels really nice to wear and I am obsessed with the print + colour palette. Also yes, the dress has pockets and I make sure to add them to almost every dress I make these days!

I have a lot of floral fabric in my fabric stash so I think I should make it with something like that next time or cactus print rayon that I have been holding onto for sooooo long, what do you think?

Here's to finally bringing sewing posts to the blog again, plenty more to come!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo


  1. Ahhh you look so beautiful, such a gorgeous, romantic piece! I really love the details on the waist and the pattern of the fabric :D such gorgeous photos too, I am so happy to have found your blog as I adore vintage fashions! Following you on GFC :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (PS I’m hoping I might be able to entice you to follow each other on bloglovin haha xD)

  2. I am SO impressed! If it weren't for the talk of the process and the images from the construction, I'd totally think you were making it up - JK, I know you wouldn't do that because you have SKILLZ. Beautiful work!

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