Butterick 6410 Linen Dress

My second dress for the year is this floral coral linen shift dress which sits just past my knees, making it super comfortable to wear to work.

Description: Fitted dress which has front and back yoke, princess seams, sleeve, neckline and length variations.
Pattern: Butterick 6410
Material: Linen from Spotlight

I haven’t made too many dresses with linen before but I have to say, I’m now a huge fan. I made a tester muslin first to make sure the fit was right before cutting out my material. I usually cut out a size 10 in Butterick but that allows me to take it in where I need. I have a large sway in my back so I had to take the back dart in quite a lot. I also had to take in in the dress just under my bust on each of the panels. As you can see there is still a bit of a gap at the front under my bust but it now just feels a bit more like a shift dress.

I stuck to making the longer length because these days I find longer outfits and pants so much easy to wear to work. Plus, they’re really comfortable and I am pretty clumsy (maybe tripping over the pugs from time to time) so I always find bruises on my legs that I want to hide.

I have so many pairs of coral shoes, rose gold jewellery and rose gold bags, so this fabric from Spotlight was the prefect find!

I absolutely love the two different colours on the dress and the extra feature on the sleeves. Do you have any suggestions for work style dresses? I would love to hear!

Happy Sewing!

Erin & the puggies

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