I don’t usually go for novelty printed fabrics, but when I saw this comic book print, I couldn’t resist– especially since it was Marvel characters, Husband’s favorite! I wore the dress for the first time in Grenada. We went out onto one of the jetty piers to take these photos before we went to dinner. I had some spontaneous compliments from people that night, which was extra fun!
The pattern is Butterick 6094; I bought it last summer and it was “burning a hole” in my pattern stash. I was so excited to find this fabric to make it– since it wasn’t very expensive, I am treating this dress as a wearable muslin. I made no alterations to the fit, and it fits almost perfectly. I think if I make this dress again (or the pencil-skirted version), I will petite it just slightly in the bodice. I did shorten the skirt and underskirt by 4 inches.
The back of the dress is my favorite part. I love that dramatic fold-back facing! Fun fact: the gold-tone buttons are extras from when I made Husband’s Captain Hook coat! I decided to use gold-tone buttons for two reasons: 1) it would have been very hard to choose which snippet of the comic book fabric to use to cover buttons (as per the pattern), and 2) I discovered that this particular incarnation of the dress looks much better on me with the wide black belt. My belt has a gold-tone buckle, so the gold-tone buttons tied everything together.
The skirt is a full circle, and instead of organdy (which I couldn’t easily find in the Joann in my town), I used a white sheet I had in my fabric stash. I use sheets for a lot of hidden pieces of garments! It is probably a lot heavier (in terms of total weight of the dress) than the organdy would have been, but it was free!
My inner little girl absolutely loves the twirliness of the full skirt!