Hi Friends! Today, I’m sharing with you my version of view B from B6244. I think most people buy this pattern for the jacket, since the dress looks pretty frumpy on the package, unfortunately. So when I set out to make this dress, I really just wanted to see how it would actually turn out, and…Ta-daaa! Here it is:
Pattern & Construction
The instructions for this dress are very straight forward and very easy to put together. I cut the size 8, which was the smallest size but was still too big. I also felt the waistline of the dress sat too low. So I brought the shoulders up by 1.5″ to lift the waist of the dress and took it in at the sides to get it fitted just right. While this left me with awesome gathered sleeves, it took away much of the yolk which was too bad because it was a nice design. Next time, I’ll just shorten the bodice at the waist instead of taking it in at the shoulders. This pattern does not include a lining, but I made it fully lined anyways.
Because I really wasn’t too sure how this dress would turn out, I opted for the cheapest, least spectacular material I had lying around:
This isn’t my first time using upholstery, so I definitely wasn’t afraid to make use of it!
In all honesty, I bought this pattern simply for the jacket which I made here. I had no intention of making the dress that came with it, but I thought I’d give it a shot since I had it available. The dress turned out to be a very classic style, making perfect for weddings or any other special event. It’s a fast make and there’s nothing better than having a timeless staple in your wardrobe! So in the end, I’m pleasantly surprised and I think you’ll like it too!
Photos: D. Tharmal