Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2nd Ankara Print Dress [Butterick 6088] with Bell Sleeves this time!


[This dress was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]


Another Butterick 6088 with a dramatic sleeve. No review needed for this post because it was only a day ago that I posted my review for this same pattern. This fab fabric is right HERE

I added these bell sleeves with slits to this version of the dress and let me tell you Mori LOVES this one and I the fit much smugger [is that a word?] because I used a stretch taffeta for the sides and the back. I used Ankara fabric from my stash for this  and I am not sure where the fabric came from, sorry.  I added a fabric covered belt to this dress and an exposed gold teeth zipper in the back.
 I want to let you know before someone surely points it out to me......NO I was not really trying to match the fabric, I mean I did to a certain degree but I was trying to preserve as much fabric as possible. It's almost matched in the back but not quite, I was more concerned with matching those seams at the waist. Anyway I wasn't 100% sure Mori would  even like it and  that wasn't a real concern when I was cutting fabric. If this was for someone else you betcha I would have matched the print, now that's enough on that subject. 
This is a stunner dress  with the print and those sleeves...did you see those shoes?
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31 comments

  1. OMG!!! Simply gorgeous. The sleeves...can I have permission to use your sleeve design. Your matching looks nice..don't worry; lol
    Keep the designs coming. Have a great day!

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    1. Hey Paula, of course you can use those sleeves, just make sure you share your pics with me. I want to start a page with other people's take on my makes...... and remember to match your print! lol!!

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  2. Girl....this is BAAAAAADDDDDD!!!!!! I love this! These sleeves with that print!!!!!!!!! Ok...this might be my favorite!

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    1. This is Mori's fav too. Drama, drama, drama!

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  3. Wow, just stunning. A beautiful dress and daughter. This should be in Vogue!

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  4. Girl, you did your thing!!! Amazing job! Your daughter is a great model too

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    1. Thanks Nikki, I'm even impressed with those sleeves!

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  5. AHHHHHHHH!!!! THIS DRESS IS AMAZING!!! It's too good I can't handle it

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  6. Yessss love this one too Michelle! I'm actually working on a top with the same sleeves I hope it turns out as amazing as your dress!FANTABULOUS my sewing SHERO!
    Hugs
    Shari
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  7. love everything about this dress OMG you hit it outta the park with another beauty and the shoes and love your daughter's hair she really makes everything you make looks amazing

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  8. So beautiful I must try to recreate love it

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  9. Grave yard dead. So gorgeous. If I had cute feet I'd be looking for those shoes. Wherever she goes in that dress, heads will turn I guarantee.

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  10. Whether the prints match or not, that is one hot dress! Loving it.

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  11. I absolutely love your work...you have a gift for taking patterns that I would pass up as too "boring" and then turning them into something that I NEED to own! You are so talented, and your daughter is such a lovely and natural model. I love your blog and your great eye for prints & proportion. Thank you for the constant inspiration! -Jae

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  12. Hi ARE YOU MAKING THIS AND selling it as well? I need someone to make me this asap

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    1. You can send me a message through the contact form on the blog for pricing inquiries.

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  13. Your daughter is rocking this dress!!! It is simply GORGEOUS!!!!

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  14. That black paneling is PERFECTION!

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  15. Michelle, three sets of GORGEOUSNESS so early in the month?! This black and white one is just NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCEEEEEE! And it fits Mori so well! Girl, you are truly amazing!

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  16. Wow and Wow! I so love this outfit - art divine! I'm doing Bell sleeves on a dress, but this gives me pause for another ensemble! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Your daughter is a beauty!

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  17. Mori is gorgeous in this dress, you killed it with this dress, and the sleeve I taking note of how you did that. Michelle you are my sewing muse, keep it coming.

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  18. Incredible!! Found this via Kollabora...absolutely stunning...would love to know more about how you constructed the sleeves!!

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  19. Michelle...advice on how to do sleeves......I want to make me something different for our pastor's anniversary....yessuh!!!

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    1. What type of sleeves are you trying to make? You have my e-mail so you can contact me there.

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  20. She is drop dead gorgeous! You really have an eye for fabric.

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