Butterick B6167 – My Birthday Dress

June 23, 2016

Finally, a real shelf bust dress! This is Butterick 6167 from the Patterns By Gertie line. This also happened to be my 34th birthday dress – yay! The fabric is also from Gertie and I picked it up at JoAnn Fabrics.


I won’t lie, I had a heck of a time with fitting this thing. I made so many alterations that it was hard to keep track of. You can read all about the headache on my blog. I actually almost gave up – but I’m glad I didn’t because I think it turned out really cute!

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  3. Lovely dress but I agree about the pattern and fit! It gave me such a nightmare. I’m a 36 D and had I a horrible time and the waist was to long, bras kept showing or didn’t work with the dress. So I moved up the waist a good two inches and built in a bra and underwire with padding into the back part of the shelf area. Made a dart in the front to stop gaping and since I made mine a halter I had two straps one to hold the top up and the other to hold the sides up. It was brutal. I threw the pattern out I believe. It was a outdoor wedding only reason in stuck it through!

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