I’ve made the first round of modifications to my Butterick 2669 toile, the sixties shift dress:
If you read the last post
, you’ll notice it was a bit of a sack – so much of a sack it was difficult to know where to begin! I did the following changes:
So here is the improved-but-still-a-long-way-to-go version:
Now it hangs correctly from the shoulders, and fits closely enough that I can see what other changes need to be made! I will probably:
- Lower front neckline 1cm
- Move bust point on French dart inwards
- Raise back waist darts – I’m short-waisted
- Shorten 3-5cm, and establish line of hemband
- Take it in a bit here and there, although I still want to maintain a semi-fitted look
- Sort out those shoulder drag lines
I’d like to make the belt, but I’m not liking the image I see:
However calico is the most unflattering fabric in the world, so I am banking on that fact being true.
Here’s a couple of images that demonstrate exactly what I did to the back – they are extracted from my swayback post
and are fully explained there:
Now, on to those last adjustments so I can finally get cutting!