The Butterfly Dress

I saw the most beautiful butterfly dress online and it got me thinking, could I make one like no other. After hours of researching I found a fabric designer on Spoonflower that made large scale butterfly prints. I started saving my dollars, seeing who else made butterfly dresses and researching the design I thought the scale of the print would fit. I ordered 3 yards of modern jersey knit.

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Two weeks later my knit, butterfly  fabric arrived and I started researching the Kaftan. I knew that was the best direction to go in without cutting it all up in pieces. There were so many wonderful butterfly dresses out there to study. I highly recommend look some of them up.

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I made the hood really large so it would drape nicely and then I lined the knit.

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This is a behind the scenes shot. Photos by Robert Parkey III and the model is the lovely Gwen Vo\n\nIf you are interested this dress it is for sell in TRacyseWS  my etsy shop.

We also can teach you how to make this dress at Sew Dayton. It’s easy to book a lesson online and bring your supplies and we will guide you to success.

I bought my fabric on Spoonflower from Bonnie Phantasm. I chose the modern knit and I used 3 yards.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. I hope I inspired you to make cool things.

Tracy McElfresh

Tracy McElfresh

Tracy McElfresh is the owner of Tracy’s Sewing Studio LLC.
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