We love what Colette did with the Lisette B6168 pattern! She changed it up just a bit by trying a petal/tulip sleeve tutorial. Look how cute the sleeves turned out! She’s here now to tell you about her pretty fit-and-flare dress.
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Pattern used: Lisette B6168
Fabric used: Rayon
Did the fabric work well?
Perfectly! Rayons come in different weights, this one was reasonably stable for cutting and sewing but still has a very nice drape. I knew it wanted to be B6168 as soon as I saw it.
How did the sewing go?
I made a muslin which showed the size I picked was good for me, but I had to let out the side seams a little to give me some more ease. I tapered them out from the underarm to the waist. The sleeves were a little tight on me so I decided this was a great dress to try a tulip sleeve on!
What was the best part?
The best part was how cleverly the bodice and yoke all fit perfectly together. I love that the keyhole is made using a tab instead of a bias bound neckline. The bodice may look like quite a few pieces but it still comes together pretty quickly and I really like the added interest to the look of it.