This Butterick Lifestyle pattern never caught my attention until I saw a version of this dress online with an irregularly striped fabric. I had the perfect ITY knit in my stash. I didn’t get a chance to make the pattern earlier in the summer but I was determined to get it sewn before starting on my fall sewing.
The pattern is not lined but I usually line my dresses, especially in ITY knits. I used swimsuit lining in this case. I cut out the front and back pattern pieces and sewed the side seams before basting the lining to the top of the dress. Next I attached the bands and continued per the instructions. The neckline is sort of a v-shaped bateau neckline.
Sometimes there’s just not a lot to say about a project; I was inspired, I sewed it without incident and I’m happy with the result.
I’m grateful for the sewing inspiration available online. I’ve said it before, discovering the online sewing community was a game changer for me. Sewing can be a lonely hobby but having ways to connect with fellow sewists is motivating. I recently discovered that one of my neighbors also sews. She found me on Pattern Review.com and reached out to me. It’s fun knowing that someone else in the neighborhood is also rocking the sewing machine.