My other new pattern release with Butterick is this festive cocktail dress #b6627. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may remember that years ago, I made a Wanda Jackson-inspired red fringe dress. People having been asking me for advice and instructions on it ever since—so I decided it was time for a dedicated pattern! This particular design was actually inspired by the fringe dresses from Fredericks of Hollywood (swipe to see my inspiration images). I loved the bare shoulder with the triple strap idea, but this required more internal engineering to get the dress to stay up, so this pattern has a fully boned and lined bodice. Funny story: I originally intended to leave the right bust free of fringe (as in the inspiration illustration) but it bothered me to have one bare fringeless boob 😂. So I filled in that area with fringe, which gave it this cool overlapped effect on the bodice. You could just as easily do a more traditional trim placement, with equal rows of fringe. It’s a shame too, because the base fabric is this gorgeous bubblegum pink silk duchesse satin that was not cheap; I would have gotten the $10 poly satin if I’d known it would never show! Pattern is currently available at @mccallpatterncompany (links are in my Instagram stories today), and will be shipping to your local stores like @joann_stores soon. Hair and makeup by the @josephboggess2197, styling by @bosco358, art direction by @chrislipertgill.
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#patternsbygertie #butterick #fredericksofhollywood #fringedress
My other new pattern release with Butterick is this festive cocktail dress #b6627. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may remember that years ago, I made a Wanda Jackson-inspired red fringe dress. People having been asking me for advice and instructions on it ever since—so I decided it was time for a dedicated pattern! This particular design was actually inspired by the fringe dresses from Fredericks of Hollywood (swipe to see my inspiration images). I loved the bare shoulder with the triple strap idea, but this required more internal engineering to get the dress to stay up, so this pattern has a fully boned and lined bodice. Funny story: I originally intended to leave the right bust free of fringe (as in the inspiration illustration) but it bothered me to have one bare fringeless boob 😂. So I filled in that area with fringe, which gave it this cool overlapped effect on the bodice. You could just as easily do a more traditional trim placement, with equal rows of fringe. It’s a shame too, because the base fabric is this gorgeous bubblegum pink silk duchesse satin that was not cheap; I would have gotten the $10 poly satin if I’d known it would never show! Pattern is currently available at @mccallpatterncompany (links are in my Instagram stories today), and will be shipping to your local stores like @joann_stores soon. Hair and makeup by the @josephboggess2197, styling by @bosco358, art direction by @chrislipertgill. 🎀✨👗 #patternsbygertie #butterick #fredericksofhollywood #fringedress