Butterick Dress B6705

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The Butterick B6705 dress pattern, it’s perfect for an advanced beginner/intermediate dressmaker. Easy to sew, close-fitting dress in two lengths has front gathers, flare hem, invisible zipper, raglan sleeve variation in two lengths and neckline finish variation. A: Elastic sleeve casing forming self ruffle, neck binding. B: Elastic sleeve casing, neck binding, double flounce. C: Collar, sleeve flounce.

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Suggested fabrics: Double Georgette, Crepe, Challis, Rayon.

Note: Extra fabric maybe needed to match plaids, stripes, one-way design fabrics or shrinkage.

Sizing: A5 (6-8-10-12-14), E5 (14-16-18-20-22), which is approx. UK sizes A5 (4/6 – 10), E5 (10 – 18/20) based on our standardised size chart. Please also check the designer's size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread. A, B, C: One 22" (56 cm) Invisible Zipper. Hooks & Eyes: Two for View A, B; Three for View C. A, B: 3/4 yd. (0.7 m) of 3/8" (1 cm) Wide Elastic. Also for A: One Pkg. of 1/2" (1.3 cm) Wide Single Fold Bias Tape.

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Customer Reviews

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Butterick 6705 Vampire’s Wife wannabe dress

Hello hello! I’m in a very good mood today and sharing my review of Butterick 6705

For my version of B6705 – this is view A but with a couple of small changes. I used the sleeve construction from view B but cut to mid-arm. And I used the skirt length of view C. Mixing and matching pattern elements is such a satisfying way to get the exact dress you like. Like many of us, I overindulged during lockdown and had the fear that an empire line dress might highlight my midriff weight gain but to my delight, this beautiful skirt skims over my lower half and flares out. It somehow also makes me feel much taller than I am. I was also inspired by the version by Dei in animal print who makes such elegant clothes.

Fitting wise my Bust Waist and Hip measurements are 36A : 33 : 45 so I made a size 12 in the upper body and graded from a 12 at the waist to 14 at the hip. I’m quite petite in my upper body with very narrow shoulders so I lowered the neckline by 2cm so it sat in the right place, and as I found the two-piece sleeves slightly too large, I removed 2cm along the overarm seam.

The under bust construction forms a beautiful v shaped seam. My top tip is to pin each side individually and start sewing from the centre point out to the sides on each part of the seam. I’m also pleased to report you can customise the length of your keyhole so if you don’t want to reveal too much you can sew it a little further than the pattern notch. The front neckline is wrapped in visible binding and closes with a hook and eye fastener but you could choose to sew it closed with a continuous piece of binding or add a button loop.

This beautiful green and black floral is a deadstock viscose challis from rainbowfabrics.co.uk, who specialise in excess stock from fashion houses. But with great prices and limited quantities you have to act quick when shopping the website! With viscose challis being prone to stretching, it’s important to let your curved hem hang for 24 hours to allow for any drop in the fabric and then recut so it is level. Plus to aid my invisible zipper, I added a thin strip of interfacing to support the centre back seam during construction and wear to avoid the fabric stretching out in this important area. I’m making a video about getting a perfect match across a waist seam when using an invisible zipper that will go live soon.

My dress makes me feel like a James Bond femme fatale (who watched the latest movie?? MY GOSH). And at the same time, a model from fashion line Vampire’s Wife (whose dresses suit the name entirely). And though I can’t pull off a dreamy faraway stare, I feel very elegant in it.