My Birthday Dress: Butterick 6674


My Birthday is a month away, but this is the dress I made to celebrate turning did THAT happen?!! 
I wanted a cotton day dress to wear for the warmer summer weather, and I feel this is it!

I had watched Whitney from TomKat Stitchery on YouTube post a sewalong for this pattern,
 and I loved everything about it:

-shirtdress style
-princess seams
-custom cup sizes and
-a fit and flare silhouette

This 100% cotton fabric with sliced lemons and blue stripes is just quirky 
enough for this milestone birthday. And the color scheme is absolutely perfect 
for the weekend I'll be spending with my daughters in Ann Arbor: my old
stomping grounds as a University of Michigan alum.

Although I usually prefer to line my dresses, I wanted to keep this one cool and comfortable, so
I followed the pattern directions for bias bindings on the neckline and armholes.
(I may need to wear a slip, though!)
And after auditioning white buttons vs. blue ones, I think the blue buttons are the perfect touch.

It is a REALLY windy day today, which helped accentuate the twirl factor!

I love my birthday dress, and enjoyed sewing with a woven fabric again after
having spent the winter sewing almost exclusively with knits.

I have to say a big thank you to my husband who most often takes my pics.
He noticed the sun streaming through the bushes...... love it!



  1. You look beautiful! The dress is perfect for celebrating another year of life soon!

  2. Nothing cheerier than lemons on blue & white stripes. Lovely dress, great fit - enjoy your birthday! Karen

  3. It looks so PRETTY!!!! I am glad you were able to use the linen in your stash. Those pleats are poppin'! LOL!

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