Does your fabric ever talk to you? I ordered this beautiful watercolor floral cotton gauze from FabricMart at the beginning of this month, and it has just been screaming "Make Me! Make Me!" ever since it arrived at my house. I really didn't have time to sew, but yesterday, I just couldn't stand it any longer and gave in to the calls. Most of my fabrics can sit for months, even years, before they get sewn up, so this was highly unusual. I also had a pattern that has been more lightly whispering, "make me". That would be Butterick 6021, an Ivy+Blu design from a couple of years ago. You know how a book just opens to a certain page every time? That was happening with this pattern. It had a hem that was longer at the front than the sides, a lined bodice, and tie belt. So, I thought- well, let's just get this over with- the pattern is pretty simple, I should be able to sew it up in a couple of hours, and get on with my life. Right? Wrong.