Sunday, February 2, 2014
One of Last Year's Projects --Girls' Button Front Dress
Anyway. The buttons are a little too bright, with a little too much orange in them to quite match the red berries on the dress, but that is pretty much the only flaw and I think I can live with it.
I start with my trusty Butterick 3360, which I have made many times. This pattern has the front on a fold and a back zipper for a closure. Remove the center back seam allowance and cut on the fold. Add a self-fabric facing and interfacing to the center front, and Voila! you pretty much have a button front dress.
The only trouble is all those buttonholes to sew and cut and all those buttons to attach. But the buttons on the front are alot easier to fasten than the zip at the back which is so hard to reach sometimes.
All in all, it's a gorgeous dress. Daughter is very happy with it and has put her order in for another.