The Hundred Dresses: Day 75

by Erin on August 16, 2013

This is another Butterick 6820, a full Butterick 6820, much more recent than Wednesday’s.

mustard bird dress

It is a really fun dress, isn’t it?

butterick_6820

I love the combination of mustard and red (this is some fabric I bought in Japan):

mustard bird dress bodice

The collar turned out okay, not great:

mustard bird dress collar

The sleeves:

mustard bird dress sleeve
The biggest problem with this dress is that the sleeve wings make it difficult to throw a cardigan on over it — you get lumpy uncomfortable bunching right at the bicep.

The pockets are HUGE:

mustard bird dress pocket

I did another side-placket zipper with this one, mostly because I didn’t have a red invisible zipper handy:

mustard bird dress pocket & side zip

Here’s the back:

mustard bird dress back

I suppose now that I’ve made two bird-themed Butterick 6820s I should be on the lookout for one more birdish fabric to use, right? Since good things come in threes?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

peppermintpenguin August 16, 2013 at 9:20 am

a reverse dolman sleeve. some strange, but elegant, combination of wrap and cardigan to give space to your sleeve wings.

sleeve wings. birds. yes.

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Ro Ando August 16, 2013 at 11:38 am

Oh my, I was just going to ask what this type of sleeve was called! It’s the kind that really suits me best. Cap sleeves are vile! Lol how is it ‘reverse’? Sorry, I’m new to this!

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Sneza August 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

The hover-text is making me nervous.

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Doris August 18, 2013 at 3:16 am

I *love* these pockets!

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