One of my former coworkers turned nearest and dearest recently got married. She’s from a small
town hamlet in Alberta and is a true country girl. So naturally, she had a barn wedding and it was something straight out of Pinterest! Rewind to a few months beforehand, she sent me a text wondering what I’d make for it. And this is what I ended up with!
Pattern & Construction
To make this dress, I used Butterick B6240 and cut the size 6. I’m not going to lie, I had to have a lot of faith that this would turn out looking nice because the photo on the front of the patter looked kinda drab. It took a few tries to get it fitted properly (especially the skirt portion) but once that was done, I was very happy with how it turned out. I think I have to master the art of shaping a fitted woven skirt, but outside of that it was a pretty straightforward make.
To be honest, I really don’t know exactly what kind of fabric this is. Sometimes Fabricland doesn’t list its material properly and occasionally, the staff doesn’t know either. Womp Womp. But what I can say is that this is a lightweight woven polyester that I purchased for $5.00/meter x 2m. It’s also the same material as this maxi dress.
I love this dress! I’m really happy with how it turned out. What’s cool about it is that it’s sort of a faux wrap dress, with the drape on the bodice and overlap on the skirt giving that ‘wrap dress’ effect. With the many variations B6240 comes with, this really is a versatile pattern to have in your stash, so I think you definitely get your money’s worth if you opt to try this one out!