Yes, I made another dress!
This dress is another version of Butterick 5982.
I made view A this time with the sleeveless boatneck bodice and pleated and gathered skirt (my first version was view C).
I used a mint green basketweave cotton eyelet for this dress which I purchased from Fabric.com. They described it as “emerald”, but it looks more minty to me. I lined it with white cotton voile and cotton batiste. I was using up some lining remnants in my stash, thus the reason why I used two different fabrics. The voile lines the bodice and the batiste on the skirt. I wasn’t sure about either being too sheer under the eyelet, but they aren’t.
I really love eyelet, BTW, so expect to see a couple more eyelet dresses. 🙂
I skipped the bow belt from the pattern again and added a RTW one. It’s not that I don’t like the bow belt, as I do, but I think this looks better with this fabric than a self fabric one would.
I pleated and gathered the skirt this time like the pattern suggests. It takes a little more time than pleating it like I did in my first version. I like both ways.
One of the best things about working with eyelet that has a scalloped edge is NO HEMMING!!! At least on the eyelet that is…. still had to hem the lining of course.
This dress is so comfortable! I like how it can work as a spring transitional dress with a cardi and then move on into summer. It was rather warm this morning when I took these photos, so no need to cover up. I’m looking forward to getting a lot of wear out of this dress in the months to come. 🙂
Dress: Butterick 5982 in mint green cotton eyelet made by me
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Jewelry: Bauble Bar