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Butterick pattern B6097 View A
Butterick pattern B6097 View A

A recent comment on a super old post inspired me to blog again. Even if no one ever reads my notes, I’ll at least be keeping a bank of useful resources and links.

This spring, I am all about gingham. It has been all over the runway, but this Diane von Furstenberg dress was my main inspiration. I love how she has used two different textures in this look and I’ve been experimenting with mixing patterns in my existing wardrobe. I decided to make a blouse and skirt that could be worn separately or together to create one look. This pic I found on pinterest gave me the idea of doing a full skirt with a peplum blouse. Feel free to browse my pinterest page if you are looking for more inspiration.

Butterick pattern B6179 skirt view B (cut to length A as I am super short)
Butterick pattern B6179 skirt view B (cut to length A as I am super short)

I decided to make the blouse using Butterick pattern B6097 (view A) in a small black and white gingham and the skirt with Butterick pattern B6179 (View A, with no sections cut on the bias) in a larger gingham pattern. I’m really glad I chose easy patterns, because matching the patterns has been a real challenge.

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