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.
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.
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.
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.
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)