Sewing: Olive Dress B5748

Saturday 11 August 2018

I don't really like olives, but I bought this olive fabric and turned it into a dress anyway... This fabric is too cute!

Photos by me


Pattern - Butterick B5748
Fabric - Spotlight

Long time no speak, I took a bit of time off blogging because I wasn't feeling inspired, I have been busy with work and to be honest all I have wanted to do is spend any spare time I have sewing! So I am back and kicking things off with a me-made dress.

I made this dress last weekend after wanting to make it for ages, it was really quick and easy though I did make a few modifications. I was a bit short on fabric for the bodice when cutting it on the fold so I shortened the bodice length slightly, not ideal as I have a long torso but I figured since this was going to be a wearable muslin it didn't matter too much. 

The zip was meant to be placed on the side but I just ended up placing it in the back, I lined the bodice with a light cotton blend fabric which worked out perfectly. Instead of adding the second bow to the back for the dress I just kept it as a hair-scarf and I think it looks really cute. 

This fabric only cost about $15, the pattern was on sale for $5 and the zip was $2 so it was a cheap and quick make and I really love it. I will probably make it in a floral or plain fabric next, I am undecided but I really love the result. Next time I will add pockets, I should have added them this time but I didn't think that I end up loving this piece. This will be a great dress to quickly chuck on during summer as it is so nice and light to wear.

I'm really happy with the amount of things I have made this year so far, I am super excited to blog them too. I have a long list of spring/summer dresses that I want to create and some great fabrics in my stash, so excited!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo


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