Sew What? Butterick DIY Dress

That Black Chic
by That Black Chic

[ Butterick 6453 DIY Dress was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]

When I was thinking about a title for this DIY Dress post I knew Africa had to be in there somewhere and you know for IOS I had to mention Gertie so my dress could be found online. I had a few doo-sies that left me cracking up but may have left my readers wondering what the heck I was talking about. So this was the winner but a close second place was "Gertie Goes to Africa!"

Anywhoooo, I had this fabric in my stash from last year. I found it at Joann's and snatched up 12 yards and this was my first cut into the bolt. They may still have this print but let it be known, there are no "African Print" sections in all of their stores and it may be with the quilting cottons. I actually had to educate my local Joann store about African Prints and show them where they were in their own store! [head wrap fabric is also from Joann's] 

Gertie was the reason that I pulled this fabric out of my stash. I bought Butterick 6453 and I knew that this was a pattern I was going to actually use this summer. [I say that because I have a pattern buying disorder, I buy them and put them in my cabinet and probably won't use it for a long time if ever. The Joann's employee at the store near my job that I visit for lunch all the time is trying to help me with that habit!] The dress, simply put is cute! It's lining-free and the easiest thing ever to sew. Shout out to Gertie and Butterick for this summer fun dress.

I don't normally comment on the accessories that we use in the photographs but I had to share this. That dark bracelet is really purple and every time I pull it out for a picture Mori says "Mom I really want you to buy a black bracelet and stop using that purple bracelet" I always respond to that with a "It looks black in the pictures" In this last picture, I see the purplish bracelet!

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