Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sew What? African "POT LUCK" Dress, that's what! [Butterick B6088 Pattern Review]


[Made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]

Hello Peeps! I am super excited about this make and I am calling it my "POT LUCK" dress because I took all the African Wax prints in my stash that had similar colors to color block this dress. I will admit this dress is LOUD as hell and I love it. I don't think Mori was super thrilled with this one but it looked fabulous on her. Sometimes I win and sometimes not! I was excited about this pattern because one, it was super easy and two, I knew that with my fabrics it could be awesome. This is a dress that can be made in a day, honestly it's that easy. The pattern: Butterick B6088  If you're new to sewing this is s great pattern and if you're experienced it's still a great pattern because you can do so much with it. 

I was able to secure links to some of the prints I used. This fabric is not thick and would be great  for a lined Spring/Summer dress or quilting. Fabrics: Skirt Front,   Sleeve Top and the  Belt.  These are the fabrics I purchased from Michael Levine. A few other prints in my stash that would work well for this dress:  Navy & Orange Geo shapes  and  Navy & Orange X'sCheck out The Zipper Shipper for your 30 inch zipper needs.....if you have booty problems.
 

Those red shoes tho!
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  1. Stunning piece, I love the bright colors. You look amazing.
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    1. Thanks Idu,this is my lovely daughter Mori in this stunning piece.

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  2. OMG....EVERYTHING about this dress is AMAZING!!!! The sleeves...the print placement.....beautiful!!!!

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    1. Thanks Raqayyah, I love it to death...Mori not so much!

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  3. Booty problems....lol I need a bag of those zippers. That dress ... That dress ... That dress. That is all

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  4. WOW BEAUTIFUL DRESS LOVE THE SLEEVES

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    1. Thank you Dorothy I love those sleeves too but the wearer hated them!

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  5. Fantastic dress! I love the colors! Your daughter is lovely, as always.

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  6. Really cool! Such a unique design. She looks amazing!

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  7. So cool! Such a unique design. Mori looks amazing!

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  8. Simply gorgeous!! The prints, colors and the sleeves are to die for. Love your design and the way you change your patterns. Great Job!!

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    1. Well you know what can I say **insert popping collar here** I'm Jk girl, thanks!

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  9. Sorry, I have to say it again, here on your blog now. Michelle, you are a PRINT MIXOLOGIST BOSS!!! This dress is AMAZING!

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    1. Girl I can neva get tired of hearing that!!!

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  10. Those sleeves are fiyah!!! I envy your creative eye. Love it!

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    1. Hey Nikki those sleeves are epic aren't they!! Mori hates them. I had to remove them and it's just short sleeves now.

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  11. FABULOUSSSSSSSSSS! Chile you gone make me hurt somebody with this one here! I LOVEEEE it! The way you meshed the colors and patterns together yes hunty you are my sewing SHERO! I swear you are! Tell your daughter great job hanging in there with the pics during the snow!LOL
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    Shari
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    1. Aaaayoooo Shari! Thanks lady I got a thang for mixing and mix-matching that I just can't let go! Yeah Mori was a trooper for these pics,

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  12. Absolutely, gorgeous, ingenious the way you put these colors together, an the sleeves love them, and most of all those shoes. Your daughter style it so well.

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    1. Thanks Sharon, those shoes are nice, she wants me to find another model though and then she thought about the shoes that I buy her for these shoots and said she will do it for a little while longer! Kids, gotta love them.

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  13. I love this dress. You inspire me. I laugh whenever I see the picture on the side of your blog of the two shirt dresses. I have the pattern for the one your daughter is wearing. I was going to make it in white, I can't now although I love a white blouse, you have changed my mind.

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    1. I am glad I am here to inspire you! Girl you can make two shirts one white and one a print! Problem solved.

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  14. There are people like me who learn how to sew and dream we had half the God given talent of people like you with the ability to take something simple and turn it into something extraordinary. Love your work and envy you (in a good way).

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    1. That was super sweet! Josephine if you throw caution to the wind a little you could easily create something like this yourself. Thanks so much for your kind words!

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  15. The drama in those sleeves. Yessss! I'm totally here for it!

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  16. That dress is soooooo gorgeous!!! And your daughter is beautiful! Dress fits perfectly and looks stunning on her. I love it. Your designs are so inspiring :)

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  17. Fabulous and so eye catching! By the way, whenever I get the 'Booty Issue' with zips on close fitting dresses and skirts, I consider buying a zip that will reach all the way from kneck-line to back vent (slit in the skirt). I see many designers like Roland Mouret do this on some of their dresses. You will find a great variety of zip styles can be used, two-way zips, open ended, closed ended, metal or plastic teeth, chunky or fine.

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    1. Hey Diane in London, I can totally hear your accent while reading your comment! I am on the hunt for some new and interesting zippers!

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  18. I love it... I don't SEW.... so can you make me one......

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  19. HOLY GUACAMOLE but I am in LOVE with everything about this dress. Your lovely daughter is a fantastic model, and your choices about pattern selection and placement are pure couture. Those sleeves are delicious, and the pockets are perfect. I'm new to your blog but am now a devoted fan. This is just terrific, fabulous, beautiful, wonderful, and awe inspiring. Thank you for posting it!!!

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