Wow, didn’t Abi from the Crafty Pinup do an amazing job on her Bustier to Skirt Pattern Hack Gertie’s 6354 Butterick pattern as part of the #RetroTikiCollab project.
I was also lucky enough to be apart of the #RetroTikiCollab project along with d Abi from The Crafty Pinup , Christina fromGussets and Godets and Bianca from Vintage on Tap.
I’m thrilled to be apart of this project with such talented seamstresses.
For my take on this pattern was to rock the original, by making the pattern as directed.
This was the first time I worked with boning so I was a little nervous but think it all turned out well.
I’m really surprised how good this came out.
For this project I used a cotton navy blue fabric with a golden tropical flower print on it. Not necessarily very tiki, but I had just enough fabric and I need more blue in my wardrobe.
The entire pattern only took a day and a half to put together, so I was quite pleased with the simplicity of this project.
The shorts and bustier is great for hot days
I wasn’t sure how much wear I would get out of this pattern, but since I’ve made it I’ve worn it a couple of times. This outfit is great for hot days, especially ones we’ve had recently that have hit a 100+.
I’m really glad to be apart of this #RetroTikiCollab project and had a lot of fun making this project. Also, as part of this project I decided to host a fabric giveaway.
Deadline to enter is 11:59pm Thursday August 11, 2016
The deadline for the giveaway is tonight (Thursday August 11, 2016 at 11:59pm CST) , so there’s still time to enter.
To enter this giveaway and to read more about my process for making this dress check out my blog Akram’s Ideas (http://akramsideas.com/retro-tiki-collab-butterick-6354)