sew + tell: lisette b6168 dress sewn by sarah

As always it’s been great to see what everyone has been making with the Lisette sewing patterns for Butterick. Sarah’s creation caught my eye when I was browsing through the SewLisette Flickr pool recently. She’s here now to share details about her cute fit-and-flare dress that sewed for herself.


Lisette B6168 fit-and-flare dress


Name: Sarah Anderson
Where can we find you on the internet? Blog, Flickr

Project details
Pattern: Lisette B6168
Fabric: Weavers cloth underlined with batiste

Did the fabric work well?
Yes very well! I hadn’t planned on underlining it but the fabric was too sheer and I knew I wouldn’t wear a slip (too hot in summer) so I decided to underline it. And I am so glad that I did.

How did the sewing go? I cut a 12 because my mom made the 14 and when I tried it on I could slip it on over my head. I usually cut a 12 but I still have a few pounds of baby weight left to loose from my pregnancy last year. But the 12 was too small! I was so upset! So I had to leave out the back darts and let out the side seams a bit. And then it fit beautifully! I was really aiming for a fitted bodice.

What was the best part? I had this vision of this white dress to be worn at the end of summer. I thought it would look great against my tanned skin and with my dark hair. Halfway through I worried it was going to look like one of those old fashioned nurse uniforms. It wasn’t until I hemmed it did I know that the dress turned out like I envisioned and that it didn’t look like a nurse’s uniform. So the best part of it was the end result! I find my best sewing comes when I have strong vision of the garment I want to sew.

If you are looking for more style and fabric inspiration for the Lisette fit-and-flare dress, you don’t have to go too far, just click here. Would you like to sew this dress along with a friend? If so, be sure to check out Liesl’s sew-along on the Lisette blog.


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  1. It looks gorgeous on you Sarah!

  2. Nicole Keller

    Sarah, you look radiant.

  3. You look beautiful! Lovely.

  4. Rebecca

    Sarah- you look gorgeous and I LOVE how the dressed turned out! You always inspire me with the things you sew for yourself.

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