Butterick Dress B6051

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Buy the B6051 Dress sewing pattern from Butterick. It’s perfect for an advanced beginner dressmaker. Pullover dress has neckline and skirt variations, front inset, elasticised waist, and narrow hem. B: shaped front hemline, wrong side shows, and short sleeves. A and B: fitted bodice and attached tie ends. C: very loose-fitting bodice. A,B and C: bias front bodice. D: loose-fitting bodice.

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Suggested fabrics: Designed for moderate stretch knits: Jerseys, Cottons.

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

Sizing: B5 (8-10-12-14-16), F5 (16-18-20-22-24), which is approx. UK sizes B5 (6 – 12), F5 (12 – 20/22) based on our standardised size chart. Please also check the designer's size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread. A, B: 11/8 yds. of 1/4" Elastic. C,D: 21/8 yds. of 1/4" Elastic.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Love, Lucie
Comfy number - Butterick B6051

This is the Butterick 6051. This pullover dress has several neckline and skirt variations, and a choice between a more fitted wrap bodice (this one) and a looser one. There’s also a shaped front hemline version. Mine is the length to match the amount of fabric I had available.

After much research, reading through many reviews, I took a deep breath went down 2 whole sizes on the bust and hips and 3 sizes on the waist, cutting out the straight size 10!

It fits just right everywhere and with the added bonus of no closures, you just pull it over your head and wiggle through the waistband.

I'm so pleased I didn't make up the original size!

There's more details and photos on my blog here


Norfolk Daphne
I added pockets!

I chose a gorgeous 'Marimekko-esque' jersey from Stoff & Stil and opted for view A from the pattern. Despite the body measurements putting me as a 14, the finished measurements for a 10 graded to an 8 at the waist were spot on, especially considering I was using jersey and would want neutral or negative ease. The bodice sewed up nicely, however it ended up far too long and gave me ‘boob bags’ where the gathered area is under the bust - not a good look! So, with it on, I pinched up the shoulder seams to see how much I needed to lift it by and worked out that 4cm would do the trick. I had to do some unpicking of hems, something I hate doing on jersey, but it was worth it to get the fit right. Thankfully, although I'd taken loads out at the shoulders, it still fits fine under the armholes. I made the waist ties longer and a bit wider towards the ends, so that I can wrap them right around me and tie them at the front: I always find them uncomfortable tied at the back when I sit down and lean back, plus they’re lumpy under a cardi or jacket. I left out the channel/elastic around the waist and simply overlocked the bodice to the skirt - this fabric’s got enough strength to hold itself, plus the wrap-around ties help take the weight of the skirt.
Obviously I had to add pockets…! I used my favourite La Maison Victor Lora Dress pocket pattern pieces, which sit nice and flush inside, and I made sure to add interfacing along the openings to stop them stretching out.
I love how it's turned out and it's SO comfortable to wear. If you'd like to read more about the alterations and see more pics, please head to my blog: https://norfolkdaphne.wordpress.com/2019/07/20/summer-maxi-dress-pockets-butterick-b6051/?fbclid=IwAR2soiP1ajWdaJ19kvgbBTHceeRzaYbjWL60XPXLRgw5qb1Qellc26iEEKc