Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Butterick 6330 - Maxi Dress


Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in Style Maker Fabrics' jersey knit

Can I tell you I am in love?   Yes, with my husband, my daughters, my two little guys and son-in-laws, of course.   I have another love, this maxi dress, I love it so much.





The pattern is Butterick 6330Sleeveless, pullover dress and pull-on jumpsuit/romper (fitted through bust) have blouson bodice, elastic waist, and back neck slit with button/thread loop.
Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in Style Maker Fabrics' jersey knit

I added 1 inch to the bodice and 2 inches to the length plus eliminated the back slit.

Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in Style Maker Fabrics' jersey knit

Let's talk about the fabric, Style Maker Fabrics' Jersey knit Stripe Coral/Black, which is amazing.  Plus, a good knit is a knit which makes it easy to match the stripes at the side seams.  I constructed this about 90% on my serger.  The waist seam and the elastic casing were done on the sewing machine.
Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in Style Maker Fabrics' jersey knit

My elastic might be a bit a tad loose but I am shopping for a black belt.  I  will wear it with or without the belt.  The dress does weigh a bit, which I noticed before I added the elastic, the armholes would pull down. Also, with the weight of the skirt, the elastic needs to be a bit tighter.
Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in Style Maker Fabrics' jersey knit

On this dress I didn't want to use my usual bias stripe for the neckline.  I carefully cut the stripe for the widest black stripe and used that for the neckline.

The neckline was stitched in place on my coverstitch machine.


This dress was quick to sew but it is one of those amazing to wear garments. 
Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in Style Maker Fabrics' jersey knit

After I took these pictures, hubby and I ran to Lowe's to get lights for the remodel, out for dinner and then a movie.  I felt stylish and chic.  I do need the perfect necklace for this dress, any suggestions?

Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in Style Maker Fabrics' jersey knit


If you need a feel good dress, try Butterick 6330 and  a great knit


I am going to sit here and soak up the perfect weather in my go-to summer dress.

Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in Style Maker Fabrics' jersey knit

What pattern is your favorite maxi dress?





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33 comments:

  1. Great looking dress! I understand why you love it. You look amazing in it!!! I'd try to find a sparkly coral jewelry.

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    1. Thank you, Tee, coral is a good idea.

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  2. Love this! and IMHO, no necklace needed. The stripes do it all. This is a wonderful look for you.

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    1. Thanks, Coco, the stripes are fun and make a statement on their own, don't they. Thanks so much

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  3. Charming Charlie's is my goto for perfect necklaces! So many colors and styles and inexpensive, so it it will only go with a couple things you don't feel guilty.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I love Charming Charlie's, too, I kind of go crazy! Thanks for the great fabric you have on your site.

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  4. Great minds think alike - I am going to cut a dress out this weekend using this pattern! So thanks for the sewing tips! Maxi's are so comfortable and stylish.

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    1. Thanks, it is a great pattern and quick, too.

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  5. I will plug a good friend of mine, Susan Senn-Davis for the necklace. Please look for Senn Designs on Facebook. She makes amazing jewelry in all lengths and will gladly do something custom for you - at a reasonable price. Right now she is making some long beaded necklaces with sari tassels or beaded tassels. They would look amazing with your beautiful dress.

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    1. I will go check her out, thanks so much. The tassels are so in right now - thanks

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  6. very cute dress - love the coral stripe. I always like maxi dresses in theory but have yet to make one :)

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    1. Thanks, Beth, I have made a couple and this is the first one I think I will really wear. This one is more my style.

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  7. This is really nice, I can see why you love it. Maxi dresses are a little hot for down south but probably perfect for where you live.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda, the weather gets steamy here but everyone keeps their AC so low, the maxi is nice

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  8. Oh yes you should be in love with that maxi Lori it's a gorgeous summer make. I love the pattern and bought identical fabric as the pattern envelope to make it up.

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    1. Thanks, Faye, you will love this dress. Can't wait to see yours.

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  10. This is so lovely! I would wear this every day!

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  11. Lovely! A maxi always looks so stylish. I've only made a BHL Anna dress so far but I'm prewashing fabric for another maxi dress right now. Have to decide on the pattern, probably a Knipmode design.

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    1. Thanks, Marianne, I can't wait to see what you make.

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  12. This looks fab on you! Don't ya just love StyleMakerFabrics! The colors are perfect on you as well....good make indeed!

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    1. Thanks, Laura, yes, I love her fabric, it is the best. I have never been disappointed.

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  13. Beautiful - I love the vibrant happy colors.

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    1. Thanks, I love the colors, too.

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  14. Love your dress, Lori. I am about to order fabric for this dress and am wondering if you found you needed 3 yards, as the pattern calls for? It states 3 yards border print, but I am not using a border print, so am thinking 2 1/2 yards would be enough?

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    1. Lisa, with matching the stripes, I really didn't have very much left.

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    2. I think I ordered 3 yards.

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    3. Thanks for the reply. I think I'll order 3 yards, just to be safe.

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  15. So cute Lori! Do you think this pattern had enough ease for a woven...like a rayon?

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