Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Something Borrowed, Something Different

Bright colors, large florals, bold prints in simple silhouettes make up my go-to style. As an introvert, I like to wear clothes that will serve as an ice-breaker in social settings. It makes it easier for me to engage if I have a conversation starter.

When I saw the new Something Borrowed collection by Riley Blake designs, I felt a tugging to take a departure from my usual choices and style. I felt the need to make a statement of a different kind, a softer more subtle one.

The muted colors and the small-scale fabric of the delicate design of the Floral Grey print spoke to a calm, summer state of mind.

I chose the new Butterick 6678 to pair with this lovely fabric.  
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I love the bodice and sleeve details of view A. The the weight of the cotton holds up well. I like the way it helps define the sleeves.

The pattern was a fast sew requiring no modifications for me. 

Laser-cut pattern weights are available in my Etsy store.
The pattern calls for an invisible zipper which is perfect to keep the print uninterrupted.

I finished it with a blind hem to keep the delicate print uninterrupted. 

I am so happy with this dress. It is a slight departure for me, but is still looks like it belongs in my closet. That being said, that Scallops Navy is calling my name.

Happy Sewing,


  1. Super cute! Your fabric choice gives the pattern a sweet vintage vibe :)

    1. Thanks Rhonda! That sounds like the perfect vibe!

  2. You look stunning! Perfect dress for you!