Watermelon Dress: Butterick B6451
We had a kind of hot summer this year, but it's finally started to feel like a beginning of fall! As some of you already know, I'm not built for a hot weather so I'm really excited for the sweater weather!
Before that though, I have a couple more summer dresses to share. I made this one for while ago and got to wear it once or twice while it was still warm. I doubt that I will wear it again this year, but I think it's going to be worn a lot next summer.
I fell in love with the watermelon print the first time I sew it at a fabric store. It's also light weight rayon which I love.
How cute is this print?! I like that it's on navy and watermelons are pretty small. It's not too tropical that you can only wear during beach vacation, it's perfectly appropriate for city-wear too.
I used Butterick B6451 for this dress. What I had in mind originally was to make the neck ruffle big like this one, but then I realized I haven't really worn that top. It looks really cute but I can't help but feeling like I'm wearing a bib. I think it would feel fine if the neck opening was wide or off-the-shoulder like the pattern's cover photo. But I didn't want either style, so I decided to make small ruffles.
I like how it turned out. It doesn't feel like I'm wearing a bib any more! I raised the neck opening on both front and back since the pattern had a pretty deep (wide?) neck opening for off-the-shoulder look.
I didn't take a photo of the back because it looks almost identical to the front.
At the waist, I put two rows of elastics instead of just one. This way, the waist sits more steady and doesn't move around as much.
I really like this style (design) for a dress with a small ruffle. I wouldn't make it with stiff cotton for sure, but if I find rayon or challis, I would definitely make it again.
Sep 1, 2018