Blue Knit Dress Affair – Butterick 6388

Hi sewfriends!

It is knit dress weather season! So I come to you with a review of Butterick 6388 – View D. When I first saw this pattern, I was attracted by the lines, the pockets and the collar. So I went on McCall’s website and ordered it with a bunch of fall appropriate patterns. While shopping for some fall fabric at my local Fabricville store, I felt some type of way about this Royal blue textured knit. I’m a fan of comfy knit dresses in fall.

Butterick 6388

It was so much fun sewing with this fabric. The knit is very stable. So I had no stretching when working on curves and hems. This is a relatively quick make. I worked on it on Saturday and wore it to church on Sunday. I had pre-cut the material a couple of weeks ago.

Butterick 6388

As you can see, this dress has some nice curves around the neck and the back yoke is curved. So one tip I can give you  when working on these seams is to take the time to staystich and clip the curves to fit the yoke and collar if needed. Choose a stable knit fabric for this project. It will make your life easier. Also, it will give your collar a better appearance since it will be able to stand on it’s own.  Fabric suggestion according to McCall’s: Sweater knit or French Terry knit. I went with a double knit.

When attaching the collar, I must have put in a hundred of pins to make sure that it will not shift. Due to the nature of my knit, the attaching the collar process was easy. I will insist once again,if you wish to have a successful collar for this dress, please make sure to select a stable knit!!! Or you may end up with a floppy collar…

Butterick 6388

I went for a size small (8-10) when cutting this pattern, which is my usual McCall’s size. After comparing my body measurements to the finished garment measurements, I concluded that it was the best size for me. I never skip that steps which usually allows me to get a almost perfect fit from the start.  I added 2 inches to the bodice where indicated. Since I have a long torso, I often make this adjustment on my dresses. I took in about one inch at the center back seam to reduce the amount of excess fabric I had due to my sway back. Otherwise, the fit was great.

Butterick 6388

Butterick 6388

I look chic when wearing this “athleisure” knit dress. The integrated pockets, the dropping shoulders, the collar all contributes to the unique look of this dress! So this knit dress is a win for me!

Butterick 6388

Do you have a favorite fall knit dress pattern? Let me know in the comments below!

Talk to you soon!

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  1. Mimi

    How pretty is that? Nice dress, and the styling gives it that extra touch.

  2. Margo

    Great color! Nice job Judith!

  3. Sandria Olivia

    Beautiful dress and the colour is fantastic ! It looks great on you young lady ! Excellent 😀👏🎵💯🎉👍

    By the way ? Are you on Instagram ?

    • judithdee

      Thank you! Yes I am. Look at the side bar of my website, you’ll find a direct link to my IG. My name is @judithdeecreations

  4. Betty Morgan

    Your dress should be on the pattern. It is so much prettier.

  5. Linda T

    I have this pattern and can’t wait to “get to it.” Your version so cute! Thanks for the sewing tips for this pattern, too!

  6. Mariela Alethia

    Beautiful! The color fit your complexion perfectly.

  7. Lorie

    I love it in this color.i made it in large, grey Ponte knit. I felt like I was swimming in it when all was said and done. I went back and took out the pockets and took it in a bit at the sides. I love this dress but not on me. It looks great on you!

  8. Octavia

    This dress is another winner! I love the color and the fabric. I will go to JoAnn’s on Black Friday and see if I find something similar. You are really inspiring me to do a year of clothes made by me only. Thank you.

    • judithdee

      Thank you Octavia!I wish you can find this one! You are welcome!! You can do the one year sewing challenge! Did it for 2016 and will continue for 2017!

      • Octavia Ivy

        Thank you for the faith. I plan on following your production advice to keep focused. I am not sure how you post all your pictures, but I will learn and share with you.

  9. La Miss Kikou

    Ce bleu est juste magnifique! L’ssociation est au top! Merci pour cette découverte, je suis toujours à la recherche de robe en jersey rapide avec un p’tit truc en plus! Great job and total in 😍😍😍

  10. Elena

    Your take on this pattern is much more attractive than what is pictured on the pattern envelope. I think the fabric weight you used worked really well and the color looks good on you. Thanks for your sewing suggestions!

  11. Sandra

    Just made this and wore it to church Sunday. I had the problem with one of the knit I used, it was an ity knit and wasn’t stable enough but it came out wearable though. Luv yours and the fabric 😍😍

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