Fleur of NOLA ~ Butterick 8080

Hello WSR!

I recently served as Bridesmaid for my gorgeous girlfriend’s destination wedding in New Orleans! I received Butterick pattern 8080 as a gift, and was very excited to make this pattern. I have many tattoo’s and needed to cover them for the conservative Catholic wedding mass.

I couldn’t believe I found this amazing grey satin with embroidered Fleur de Lis for $6 a yard. It was in the back area of Joann’s! It was originally 20$ a yard. What a score!

Upon opening the pattern, I was missing the back lining piece and the INSTRUCTIONS!! It was my first time flying blind, but everything came out pretty fantastic! I jimmy rigged the front enough for it to lay right. I almost want to purchase another pattern to see how it really goes together!

The rest of the dress and my New Orleans adventure can be seen on my blog!!



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5 comments… add one

  • Lovely!!! and YAY on the flying blind and ‘landing safely’! Great Job!

  • How beautiful! And without instructions!

  • You look so beautiful! The fabric is amazing, I’d love to find something similar but haven’t seen similar Fleur de Lis fabric so far. It’s such a nice and classic pattern.

  • Gorgeous dress! You found great fabric for this dress. You look amazing in it!

  • beautiful bridesmaid!
    the color, the embroidery, the cut of the dress go together perfectly. who needs instructions – you are definitely not 🙂


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