Completed: Butterick 6019

27 Apr

Butterick 6019


Butterick 6019 - complete!

As much as I *truly* enjoyed all the work and care that went into the making of this dress – it sure feels good to be finished with it!

A brief overview, before we go into a major picture dump – the pattern is Butterick 6019, and I made the view with the circle skirt and the halter strap. I sewed a size 6 at the bust, grading to an 8 at the waist. I also shortened the bodice 1/2″ and raised the neckline by 5/8″.

My fabric is solid black silk Faille from Mood Fabrics, which is used for the entire outside of the dress as well as the partial self-lining of the bodice. The bust cups are padded with bra foam (from my stash), the side back pieces are shirred with black elastic thread, the bodice includes lots of fabric covered boning, and the hem has 2″ wide soft black horsehair braid to give it that lovely fullness (that’s right – no petticoat or crinoline was worn for these photos!).

This dress was made entirely on my Spiegel 60609 sewing machine! It handled all those Faille layers like a champ, and even pleasantly surprised me with how well it shirred the back panels. In case you missed them, here are the posts I wrote detailing the making of this dress: Part 1 & Part 2.

There’s not much else to discuss since I went into a lot of detail already, so have some pictures!

Butterick 6019 - complete!

Butterick 6019 - complete!

Butterick 6019 - complete!

Butterick 6019 - complete!

Butterick 6019 - complete!

Butterick 6019 - complete!

Butterick 6019 - complete!

Butterick 6019 - complete!

So did I actually wear it to prom? You bet I did! Pretty much exactly as you see here (yeeeeah I ain’t about to spend $$ getting my hair or make-up done for some high school event lolz) – I ended up wearing simple black flats, instead of my Converse, because they seemed like a nice compromise of comfy and still a little fancy. Although my Converse would not have been out of place there – I saw lots of sneakers! Except mine are pretty dirty in comparison 🙂 Speaking of high school fashions, everything is quite… sparkly these days. I definitely had THE plainest dress out of everyone there, due to my lack of beading and rhinestones. Not complaining! And it seems like long dresses – especially ones with cut outs, or two pieces that show a little midriff – are still the majority rule, at least for the school that I was at.

Here’s a picture of me + my bestie on prom night! Sorry for the grainy quality – it was dark. Hopefully we’ll have some good professional photos to share once those are developed 😀

Butterick 6019 - complete!

That’s all for now! Thanks for indulging my fancy dress dreams, y’all! And thanks to Mood Fabrics and Spiegel for letting this lil’ former homeschooler finally make it to prom! 🙂

Note: The materials for this dress were provided to me from Mood Fabrics as part of my participation in the Mood Sewing Network.

38 Responses to “Completed: Butterick 6019”

  1. Anonymous April 27, 2016 at 7:26 am #

    Your dress turned out beautifully and you looked lovely in it. Glad you had a nice time. That’s neat that you were homeschooled. I homeschooled all 3 of my kids! 18 years! Our son only attended traditional school for kindergarten, but the girls never went to a traditional school until they went to college. They all 3 did well in college and the last one graduates next week 🙂

    • Tina April 27, 2016 at 7:27 am #

      Your dress turned out beautifully and you looked lovely in it. Glad you had a nice time. That’s neat that you were homeschooled. I homeschooled all 3 of my kids! 18 years! Our son only attended traditional school for kindergarten, but the girls never went to a traditional school until they went to college. They all 3 did well in college and the last one graduates next week 🙂

      • LLADYBIRD April 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

        Thank you! And yay high five for homeschooling! I know it’s not ideal for everyone (I’m the only child out of my family who stuck with it till the end – everyone else ended up going back to public school at some point), but for me it certainly was a great decision 🙂

  2. Jennilee April 27, 2016 at 7:40 am #

    I volunteer as a leader with my church’s youth group, and sparkly and long does seem to be the fashion from what I’ve been hearing from our girls!

    • LLADYBIRD April 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

      They sure love the long and sparkly! I reckon they look better in it than my 30 year old ass would 😛 haha

  3. shesewsswell April 27, 2016 at 8:21 am #

    WHERE IS THE SLO MO TWIRLING VIDEO????? Lot’s of love and time went in to that dress, it shows. Now you need another fancy party or a dinner out to wear it some more! Or the laundromat, heads…. would…. turn….. 🙂 I was listening to an interview with a young woman who has a fashion blog, (only 18 years old, started when she was 13) she said the exact same thing you said about prom this year, long and cut outs. Nicely done, thanks for the tips!

    • LLADYBIRD April 27, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

      I’m sorry! We’re lucky I even got a photo in action (I hate asking people to take my picture haha). I’m sure I’ll wear it again, so goals for next time 🙂

  4. Ilse Nuydens April 27, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    WOW! It’s beautiful. You look amazing in it 🙂

  5. mertxelasierra April 27, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    Gorgeus dress! The fabric is gorgeous and the pattern fits you like a glove. You are right not to envy beads and rhinestones, soooo tacky! And what is that about you being a homeschooler? I am a teacher in Catalonia, and here we do not have such… if you care to elaborate on that, it would be most interesting.

    • LLADYBIRD April 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm #

      I’m sure you have something similar that’s just called differently 🙂 Homeschooling is when the parent takes full responsibility of teaching the child (or you can hire a private tutor, which we did here with a big group of about 100 other students, in a sort of cooperative), rather than send them to the big public or private schools. It was beneficial to me as I was able to learn at my own pace without the having to wait on and/or catch up to an entire class of people.

  6. Kristel Quintana April 27, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    Stunning! That bodice would make a great peplum top.

  7. Sunni April 27, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    Oh it looks so fabulous on you! I’m loving that you made this for an event that you actually wore it to. I’ve wanted to make this dress too, but feel like I don’t have anywhere fancy enough to wear it to. Might have to dive in and make it anyway. Your dress is just so inspirational.

    • Tina April 27, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

      Sunni, I’m so glad to see you post here on Laurne’s blog. I have been missing your blog posts terribly and was wondering if you were all right?

    • LLADYBIRD April 27, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

      Ha! I have been hoarding this pattern since it came out, dying for an event to be able to wear it to, so I completely understand what you’re saying. I think you deserve to take yourself somewhere fancy just for an excuse to make/wear it! I know you would look incredible in this dress!

  8. Eryn @ April 27, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    Wow, it’s stunning! I can tell you put a lot of TLC into it!

    • LLADYBIRD April 27, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

      So much TLC!! All worth it, though! 🙂

  9. esewing April 27, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Perfect with or without the converse , proportions are great , glad you enjoyed the prom

  10. Breezy April 27, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

    This dress is so elegant and perfect for any event! ❤

  11. Ellie Swanson April 27, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

    I love bodice backs with shirring, makes fitting a breeze. Looks fab on you!

    • LLADYBIRD April 27, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

      I totally agree! The shirring made fitting this bodice 1000x times easier than it otherwise would have been 🙂

  12. Ines April 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

    Impeccable make! With the flats you look very Audrey Hepburn just beautiful! Who needs sparkles when you have style!

    • LLADYBIRD April 27, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

      Thank you so much! I agree, sparkles aren’t necessary if your style is on point 😉

  13. Julie April 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    This is beautiful!! and you look gorgeous!! I would have worn comfy shoes too! I homeschool my 4 kids… My twins are in 9th grade, a daughter in 7th grade and a son in 3rd grade. We are just, this year entered the scary part…for me…I have to make sure they get all of the courses needed to get into college or tech school. Which ever they prefer. I know this is a sewing blog, but any thoughts on homeschooling you wish to share I would love.
    Sparkles are over rated!!

  14. Indoor Kitty April 28, 2016 at 7:12 am #

    Forget the Converse. What that outfit needs are a pair of truly ostentatious Docs. (Yes, I came of age in the 90’s. Why do you ask?)

  15. Marissa April 28, 2016 at 8:09 am #

    Oh you rock this dress so well! I love it! My mouth is also hanging open a bit because I had no idea horsehair could add that kind of volume!! I love the look of petticoats but just feel too dweeby wearing them in public, so this is the perfect solution. Thank you for another sewing revelation. 🙂

  16. ellegeemakes April 28, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    Gorgeous finished dress! I love the bodice and it looks so great on you…fit is so hard to get just right on a dress that’s so complicated. Now you have a gorgeous dress to wear for years to come.

  17. Jackie April 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Wow, Wow and more Wow!

  18. Bbz April 28, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

    Did you dance?

  19. Tomasa April 30, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    This dress is stunning and fits you beautifully. Gorgeous! Your hard work certainly paid off.

  20. tinygoldenpins May 4, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    You looked beautiful!!!!! I love your hair these days and that dress! May you have many other occasions to wear it! It’s a keeper.

  21. Meagan May 4, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

    Oh. My. God. I totally went to high school with your bestie!!!
    …also, I love the dress. 🙂

    • Meagan May 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

      (and she was in one of my classes at Vandy for a short time also.)

    • LLADYBIRD May 4, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

      Omg that is too funny!! I just showed her this comment and she totally remembers you 🙂


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