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Summer's Last Hurrah

It's the last day of September, but we're supposed to reach record breaking temps for the next 3 days.  And we're not alone, I heard that up to 50 cities are supposed to break records today.  Then the bottom drops out and our temps will drop 30 degrees.  So, I'm going to enjoy wearing some sleeveless dresses while I can.

This is made from Butterick 6050.  I made it from an interesting cotton/lycra jersey with the print on the diagonal. I wanted a pattern that wouldn't have many seams to match that diagonal print.  While the front is rather basic, turn around, and the back is pretty cool with an open area and a twist!  Yes, the twist is supposed to be there.  When taking the photograph, my husband said- I think there's something wrong back there- it's twisted.  LOL!  That's the point!

It also has an uneven hemlime that dips lower at the sides.  Here's the pattern cover:
It's out of print, but still available on the Butterick site.  I originally thought that I could get away with wearing a regular bra with it, but it definitely still needs a strapless bra.  There is a piece of elastic that goes in a casing to keep the skirt part up on your back.  The back elastic measurement was way too long, so I shortened it by a couple of inches to get the back to stay in place.  Other than that, the pattern was a quick sew and a fun project.

Hope that you enjoy the last hurrah of summer!

Happy Sewing!


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