Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Lisette Dress

Stash-busting 2015:  Mama R's New Favourite Dress Pattern

Yes, this has turned into Mama's new favourite dress pattern. She has already asked for another as soon as I add patch pockets to this one.  

The Pattern:  

I made this dress with Butterick 6182 which is the same pattern that I used for this top. This is a quick and easy make with a lovely front bust dart detail from the centre front seam.  


Mama R did request some design changes though  
  • additional ease under the bust line towards the hemline
  • an invisible zipper in the back
  • add patch pockets
  • 1 1/2" instead of 1 1/4" hem.  
Minor changes. The best part of this pattern is how happy she is with the fit. The dress does not require a zipper to get it on and off. Mama R just finds it easier to get out of a dress if she's able to unzip it rather than pull it over her head. 

The Fabric:

It is a 100% cotton fabric that has been in my stash for a few years. It is a perfect weight and fabric for this hot summer weather. It was pre-treated with a tumble in the washing machine, dryer and steam pressing. It handled all pre-treatments very well.  

The Stats:

Fabric:  2.7 metres $14.64 ($16.00 - 70% + taxes)

Zipper:  22" invisible zipper $2.20 ($3.90 - 50% + taxes)

Needle:  sewing machine needle $0.76 ($5.40 / package of 4 - 50% off + taxes)

Thread:  $3.00 (in consideration of thread used in the serger and on the sewing machine)

Pattern:  Butterick 6182 (pattern has already priced out in previous makes)

Happy Sewing!  


  1. Your mama should be frightened at how often she and I love the same dress!!

    1. Mama R says she's flattered and that you have good taste! The top is really comfortable and easy to wear, I wouldn't mind making myself a dress with this pattern as well. Maybe in a knit?


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