Good morning, friends. What a hot summer! I’m so spoiled. Living between the ocean and the Everglades, I almost always have a nice breeze that is cooled by having passed over water. Humid, yes, but seldom above 90 degrees. But June has been hot! Time to pull out all stops and find something cool to wear…that’s also age appropriate and doesn’t scare off the lizards.
Butterick 6215 is a very new pattern, I haven’t seen it reviewed at all. Well, it’s an old pattern number that’s been re-cycled. It’s cute! and definitely loose and cool.
- My fabric is from the Robert Kaufman London Calling 4 Lawn collection. So smooth and light. I grabbed this print, and one more, from a Hancocks of Paducah online sale, at $3.99/yard. wow. I’m going to keep looking on their site all summer for more from this collection.
- I used size Medium (12-14) and really like the fit.
- I lowered the front to ensure it would go past the crotch/leg join. To do this, I just brought the CF line down 1 3/4″ and redrew the curve to each side. Since the front is cut on the fold, the change was easy to do.
- Something new for me: I used my serger to do the ruffle! I don’t know why I haven’t done this before. But with about 3 yards of fabric to be gathered and sewn on, I was really looking for an easy out. It was a piece of cake! I had the ruffle done and attached in about 5 minutes.
- And I just turned up the serged hem about 3/8″, to finish it off. Easy peasy.
- Interestingly, the pattern instructions suggest French seams and give instructions on doing them. Which I ignored and just serged/cut my seam allowances together at 3/8″.
- One last note: the pattern has facings for the front and back necklines. Love love. No V-neck binding woes on this one. I topstitched the front neckline about 1/4″ from the edge, and topstitched the back along the edge of the facing. So no fly-away facings…