Thursday, June 1, 2017

A little flounce never hurt nobody! [Sew What? Series DIY Dress Butterick 6453]


[DIY Dress made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]
Hello Ya'll I'm back because I was on a roll with this pattern. It was like working in a factory creating three different versions of  Butterick 6453 Gertie's pattern. If you didn't get what I said in my last post this dress is SEW easy and SEW cute you'll want to make a few. I used another African print I had in my stash for this dress and I added a little flouncy-ness down there at the bottom.

How I added the flounce to the bottom? Well super quick. I cut out two strips of fabric, I just eyeballed the length I wanted. I did sew them together into a giant circle, hemmed the bottom and added two rows of gather stitches across the top. Gathered my fabric and added the strip to the bottom of the dress and that was all she wrote. Salsa anyone??


Mori started goofing around during our shoot and I video taped some of her dancing.

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23 comments

  1. Love it! You are sooooo creative! Be blessed.

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  2. Love it! The video is a nice touch.

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  3. OMG! another beautiful and fabulous creations.

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  4. Love the dress - you worked from your end and Mori really worked it from her end! What a team!

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  5. I completely passed over this pattern but now I want it! I LOOOOVE your ruffled version and I'm totally copying it! Looks amazing!!

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  6. Fantastic make here, Michelle! And I love Mori's dance. Y'all are great.

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  7. Another work of gorgeousness! Love the salsa video--I was hoping for more-lol.

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    1. Girl if we would have had music on set, we would have given you more.

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  8. Beautiful dress! You always make such awesome outfits. Thanks for including me on your sidebar list of blogs you dig. I love your blog, too!

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  9. Love it, Mori puts me in Cuba, the background, music her dancing.. love it You rock...

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  10. omg that dress and that fabric are giving me life! Love your version and the video was so cute!

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  11. Super cute, love the way it moves when she dances!

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    1. Thanks Sonya, we had fun with this dress, well the entire day, we photographed three dresses.

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  12. Oooh wee Ms. Michelle, guuuurl, once again, you're such an enabler, this pattern is definitely on my list to purchase, since I recently purchaesed a buncha (yes that's not a typo, LOL) African print fabrics. I'll be making a couple of these dresses for the summer, and YES, gurl, you already know, I'LL BE TAGGING YOU, LOL!!!! cuz, that's how we do!!!! Love it!!!!! Imma do the cha cha having that flounce action.

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  13. Fabulously done! I wonder how narrow is the bottom? would it be hard to walk with long strides? Just wondering? It is a job well done!

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    1. Hi Khyell, I did not narrow the bottom of the dress pattern, I just added the flounce so walking is no problem. I would narrow it for a more fitted version with an exaggerated hour-glass shape.

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  14. Love your blog and style. I also love this dress and I will be making this little number over the weekend!

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    1. If you add the flounce you have to do the dance!!!

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