Monday, June 2, 2014

DIY White Pique Dress

Hi Darlings,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today's post is a look at the dress I made Saturday night for church on Sunday. I started the dress at around 2pm and finished just after 11pm with a 2 hour break to eat dinner and hang with the family. 

The dress is by Maggy London for Butterick and I LOVE it! It is such a great dress and I already know I am making it again. I used a great white pique fabric (info below) and the full review of the pattern is below.

DIY Dress Pattern HERE / Fabric (below) / Aldo Heels HERE and on sale / Kate Spade Bag (similar) HERE / MK Watch & Bangle / F21 Earrings and Chain Bracelet


Pattern Description: Butterick 6053 Lined dress has bias neck and sleeve binding, princess seams, fitted bodice, midriff, side pockets, hem band (cut on crosswise grain), cap sleeves and exposed back zipper. Top stitching. Separate pattern pieces included for A/B, C, D cup sizes.

Fabric Used: I used a White Bermuda Pique (no stretch) which is not online yet but will be later today. You'll be able to find it HERE the item number is #P1049. They also have it in a great Emerald Green. They have a stretch version of the pique HERE in a few colors. It can also be made in Twill, Denim, Linen or any medium weight woven.

Pattern Sizing: I cut the size 8 and graded down the entire bodice. I also used the pieces for Cup A/B 

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope ?Yes, I think it does.
Were the instructions easy to follow? They are easy and clear. There are a lot of pieces to cut (19 total) and it is a bit time consuming but well worth it.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the shape of the dress and the style. 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not make any changes aside from the fitting of the bodice but I did skip the top stitching because my fabric is textured and the top stitching was lost in the texture. If I make it again it will be with a fabric that will highlight the top stitching.

Would you sew it again? Yes, I plan to make another.

Would you recommend it to others? YES, it is a more intermediate pattern only because of the lining, bias binding, etc. but other than the time it takes, it is very clear.












51 comments:

  1. Love the dress you look stunning <3

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  2. OMG!!!!!! so gorgeous!!!

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  3. Just found your blog schools of days ago. I spent yesterday after church watching all your blogs. I am not a seamstress but I do have a large wardrobe and your blogs have shown me how I can put some outfits together.

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  4. Love this fresh look and shoes are killer!

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  5. Good morning Mimi - Hope you had a wonderful weekend too! What a cute dress - very summery and those shoes! - Killer. I was in the mall on Saturday and as I passed by ALDO I immediately thought of you!! - LOL! Enjoy your week!!

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  6. OH MY!!! What a beautiful dress? Nice shoe for that slash of color. Just to let you know last night I use your jean maxi shirt tutorial to repurpose my daughter's jeans into a knee length skirt. I will post a picture when she puts it on. Thanks for your guidance.

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  7. Beautiful dress! It's a lovely pattern on you.....my trouble with those styles are when the wind decides to blow! Love the pique fabric too.

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  8. Mimi...
    I absolutely love this little number please think about adding this dress to the Stitched9 store. Possibly in the colors of green and yellow. I'm a sucker for pockets!!!

    Arlyn

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  9. You look fabulous, even better than the model, and, had I seen your version during the Butterick pattern sale last week, I would have bought it.

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  10. Beautiful

    www.jayla31.blogspot.com

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  11. Dear Mimi
    Please let me know the secret of how to make a dress in a day!
    Even when I use my own pattern design I can never achive it.
    How you can cut all your pieces and put it together including lining is amazing.
    Think we need a tutorial on organisation and time management....
    PS White looks so good on you!

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    1. would love that one. time management is a good idea !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. The dress looks so sweet and feminine. The shoes are a nice splash of color. Very nice.

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  13. oh i hope there is a tutorial :) for sale !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Love! As usual, lol. Btw..your hyperlink for the bag goes to Michael Kors. I love your Kate Spade bags!!!

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  15. I do love the dress

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  16. Mimi didn't you just buy this patter like yesterday!?!? talking bout how many pieces it has...lol...YOU ARE A BEAST!!! My BFF and I were just talking about how when we get our homes we want a sewing room like yours and we're gonna sit and watch your videos and make our wardrobe...lol...LOVE IT...please don't stop doing what you're doing...there are lil ppl like me looking up to you XOXOXO

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  17. Beautiful!!! Just a beginner so I wont be making this anytime soon.

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  18. This is so cute!!! Well worth the 19 pattern pieces...Barbara Transou Hoover

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  19. Love LOVE this dress! I really hope that you make more of these with the pockets and sell them. *crossing fingers*

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  20. I have looked every where for a white dress for my birthday n came across your pic on ig n almost died. I WANT THAT EXACT DRESS!!

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  21. Love it.. gotta have it.. gotta make it..
    but darn 19 pieces? whew..

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  22. I would love to see (pay) for a video on how to sue tools like the curved rulers

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  23. I love this dress. Especially because it has pockets. NICE!

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  24. Hi Mimi. .this is gorgeous. .can we purchase a dress like that from you...

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  25. This is such a cute little number....white and it has pockets, the gold zipper is a really nice touch and your heels look comfy.

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  26. Love love love it!! What other colors do you suggest for this style dress?

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  27. Love this dress! This is the exact look that I wanted for a party at the end of the month so I bought the pattern today. Material tomorrow and beginning on Wednesday!

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  28. I love this dress it is gorgeous you look so cute!

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  29. I have been eyeing some white pique at my local fabric shop for a great summer dress, but not sure what to use to line it. Your version seems very opaque, which is good with a white dress! Mind me asking what you used for a lining? Thanks!

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  30. I love this dress and those shoes! You look fabulous

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  31. Such a pretty and classy dress! Love your shoes and other accessories as well!

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  32. You look better in this dress than the model on the sewing package. If I didnt see you modeling it Id say the dress didnt look good at all!

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  33. Love the dress and the entire look! Seeing this makes me want to pull my machine out and dust it off to start sewing again. I used to sew back in the day and would often complete a pattern in a day's time. Gotta get back to it!

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  34. How did you make this dress in one day ? It's perfect.

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  35. Mimi you are so talented, may God continue to use you in helping other achieve their goal of sewing..... Your amazing and I am grateful to have learned so much from you..... YOU ROCK!!!!

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  36. I can't imagine my sewing experience being anymore delightful because of you Thank You so much, keep pushing out those beautiful fashions

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  37. This is too cute on you!!! Your modifications make it look much more attractive than the picture on the folder. WTG!!!

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  38. OMG the dress is simply beautiful and you're rocking it. I don't sew but I have a semstress that makes lots of things for me and I'm having this done in two colors white and yellow.

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  39. The dress very cute. I really like it.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.