Hi guys and gals!
I’ve finally finished making Gertie’s Shaheen-inspired sarong dress (Butterick B6019) and I hope you like it!
This pattern was HARD! If you want the full story, it’s on my blog here.
The fabric is an indigenous hand-printed cotton from the Babbarra Women’s Centre, available from Spotlight (Australia).
The dress definitely needed a little bolero, and Butterick 6087 (from 1952) looked like a good match.
While the dress nearly drove me mad, the bolero was very easy – which I greatly appreciated by the time I came to sew it!
If you’ve been thinking of sewing this pattern, definitely give it a go but don’t get down-hearted if it’s a bit of a struggle. Unpick, resew, keep going – you’ll have a killer dress in the end.