Butterfly Dress

I fell in love with the Moody Blues collection right when I saw it.  But I waited.  I needed to use up some stash first.  You can bet that I started on this as soon as the fabric stash contest ended!  I chose the Rooibos dress from Colette. Since cotton poplin was one of the suggested fabric, I figured it would be perfect for the quilting cotton. My girls chose the butterfly print for me.  I only told them I wanted a darker print. The contrast is Cirrus Solid in Lagoon.

I made a muslin of the bodice and waistband only to check for fit.  Size 12.  And I changed nothing!


The pattern is rated intermediate but it was quick and easy. I guess that collar detail might feel daunting to a beginner?  Or maybe the curved seam in front?


I don’t know.  It all felt pretty easy to me.

The pattern doesn’t say to clip the curves in the underarm area but I did it anyway.  I found the seam allowance didn’t lie flat otherwise.

Next time, because there absolutely will be a next time, I’ll lengthen the back darts a little.  They’re a little puffy.


I may fiddle with bringing the straps in a bit too.  They’re a smidge wide, don’t you think?


You can’t see them very well with the butterfly print but there are gorgeous, deep scalloped pockets.  I’ll pipe them next time. I didn’t this time because I couldn’t find the perfect color to make flat piping.

I love this dress!  I can move in it, eat in it (the dress flares out before the belly!), and I feel pretty in it.


I wish I could show my girls right away.  I think they would love it too.  And ask me for one.  V would definitely ask me for one…

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Butterfly Dress
  1. Charity says:

    I love that fabric! And this dress is really pretty on you!


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