Butterick 4812 Summer Dress is Done!
This was the simple to sew summer dress that did not want to be created. The fabric I choose for Butterick 4812 was a black linen/blend purchased a year ago from the clearance rack at Joann's. The fabric had small flowers scattered throughout that were only tacked down at the center of the flower. After prewashing the flower petals curled up, so I had to decide if I wanted to: 1) iron flowers after every wearing and laundering, 2) tack down all flower petals to the fabric, or 3) remove all flowers. Guess which option one I choose? Because I had already done an FBA to the pattern, as well as cut out all five pattern pieces and fused interfacing onto the facing pieces, after work I was able to sit right down at my machine and begin to sew. Wow, this is gonna be so easy I'm not gonna bother with the directions. First things first, sew the side and waist darts in the front then waist darts in the back. Oops! Realized that the midriff gathering was created by a casing and drawstring