Linen Button Down Dress Sewing Tutorial

Is it just me, or is anyone else sick of wearing pajamas, sweatpants, and leggings? Last time I was sewing with y’all, I was sharing how to make a sweatshirt for all of this staying at home we are doing, but now it is hot and we’ve been home for so long that I am ready for a dress again!

Dresses are pretty much my summer uniform. They take no effort to pick or wear, they are so light and breezy, and I always feel pretty. The dress I am sharing today is particularly amazing because it’s form fitting in all of the right places and so comfortable to wear! The fun ruffle sleeves, the trendy button details, the lightweight linen fabric, the high slit – truly perfection.

I used the Butterick B6333 pattern as the basis for this dress and made a handful of alterations.

This dress pattern is based off of the Butterick B6333, selection A pattern. This tutorial shows you how to alter the design to swap:

  • A collar for a v-neck
  • The pleated skirt with tie waist for a ruched one
  • Sleeveless shoulders for a flounce sleeve

The other notable changes made were spacing the buttons out less, and stopping them higher up on the skirt for a more modern look, as well as adding length to the dress and including side slits for better movement in the skirt. Check out the full sewing tutorial for this dress over on Fabric Wholesale Direct!

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