No. 20 Hot Butta’ Yella’ courtesy of old school Butterick style…..

Now this post is already late according to my “plan”; and see my friends that is why I hardly make any…. well plans, that is……Oh, and hey yall hey!….just came in rambling on this one huh? LOL…well here is some more sewing gibberish because this dress pattern is just all ‘dat; and the color really makes it the sugar honey iced tea…..Soooo I’ve been having this canary yellow (and tangerine orange too) obsession going on since early Summer right?….it all started on Pinterest….I searched those colors and the yellow shades were just so pretty….so feminine and fresh and just goes with the California sunshine oh so perfectly….Of course I’m still stuck in this time warp of yesteryear so I took to my old school patterns once again….

Ended up sewing Butterick B6318 View A….the pattern was in one of my Love Sewing magazine packages and immediately became a favorite of mine just by looking at the envelope (I’ve had it for a while)….this reprint is just dripping in old school goodness; I mean the pattern actually says “Retro Butterick ’61”!….Just everythinggggg I swear….Okay now lemme give up the goods on sewing the pattern….I took to my ever-growing stash and of course my hoarding once again provided the perfect canary yellow fabric for my new dress….the fabric I used I believe I thrifted so my description of the fabric may be a little off—–I’m thinking its some sort of polyester blend; it’s slubbed too….kinda reminded me of a heavy linen too…’s like it was made just for sewing this particular dress; there’s that OG Sewing Magic again…..the pattern had seven pattern pieces and the dress came together in an afternoon….[I made this dress a little bit ago, Sunday August 12th to be exact hence the late blog post thing **covers face**]…I had quite a bit of yardage but the width wasn’t wide enough to cut the skirt part of the dress so I had to Tim Gunn it… all worked out well though and his observant eye would be proud…..I cut the size 16 (I cut my actual size for this pattern because I didn’t use a knit like I usually do); and added a matching vintage Talon brand zipper to to make it all the way fly!….I like the sash thingy on this pattern too; the pieces are actually sewn into the dress! I’ve never sewn a dress with that feature before and I just love it…..the feature reminder is written somewhere in here and will no doubt resurface just when I need it….okay I came in like a chatterbox so I’ll end this pattern and sewing rave with some pictures….Until next time good people, until next time….


The pattern of the hour
Front view
Side one
Side two
Back view
Sash feature close up
Texture shot




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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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