Make it Monday – Dress like a Princess!

The second I saw Duchess Kate wearing this dress I knew I wanted it! But at $395 it was a *bit* out of my budget. So of course, the plan was to make one!



Inspiration: Duchess Kate wearing the Detroit Fitted Dress as seen on TLo.

Sewing Pattern: Butterick 5917, view A.

Fabric: Malibu Blue Stretch Cotton Twill from Mood Fabrics – $9.99/yd

My Version:

This was the closest matching pattern I could find to the original, and I’m sure it could be adapted to match the same neckline, but I rather liked the ruffles. Also, while I love the Blue of the original I had some “unknown” polyester blend suiting in my stash so I thought I better use that.

I used a lot of the techniques I learned from “The Couture Dress” with Susan Kahlje on, like underlining with organza and hand basting. I also ended up having to adjust the modesty panel after I had already sewn it in, which required me to re-attach the lining by hand. In the end, I think  it turned out pretty well.


1 Response

  1. Jean Cogdill 7 July 2014 / 9:04 am

    Julliana, just found your blog thru your fb. Your dress turned out so lovely, but that’s not a surprise that’s for sure. Loving looking at all the wonderful things you and the family have been up too. Nice to get a glimpse of what the boys are doing too. Love their smiles! 😉

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