Because May Day 2019 is both international workers’ day and an office work day for me, this past weekend, I made a denim worker dress. Denim is a workhorse of a fabric and appropriate for the tough jobs. We all know and love denim for many reasons: it is perfect in all seasons, washes and dries and ages to a beautiful patina, goes with almost everything, and it’s blue. This particular denim has some stretch which gives it even more super powers in my book. Denim fabric is easy to track down. I found this fabric at Treadle Yard Goods
I snatched up this new Butterick pattern in a hurry during a pattern sale because of the appealing asymmetrical buttoning. I didn’t realize it was actually a faux button-up- until I cut out the pattern! Completely my fault for not reading the pattern description which clearly discloses this is a mock button front.
Button fake out!
And even though I was initially a bit disappointed by the mock button trick- I am super pleased with this pattern and results.
The fit was perfect. Because this dress is a simple shape, I could do a quick comparison to my trusted dress (makeshift) sloper and determined this dress would fit well- and it does.
I made absolutely no changes to this pattern- which is unusual for me.
I envisioned sturdy brass worker buttons and after some hunting- tracked them down at JoAnn.