Made by Me

The Spring Penguin Dress

Spring is the perfect time for penguins, isn’t it?  Well, for me, anytime is the perfect time for penguins!  They are my favorite animal after all.  I bought this lovely Cotton and Steel fabric several months back in one of my fabric splurge purchases.  My original intention was to make a ‘winter dress’ out of it, but winter has come and pretty much gone and I hadn’t done anything with it.  Fast forward to the last few days of February, first weekend in March, and I thought to myself, I really should cut in to it before winter really is over.  So I did.  And the weekend I wore it was a mixture of rain, warmer temps, and then sun.

I took advantage of said sun to get a few better pictures than the ones I took on the front porch in the middle of the rain storm.  I think they came out alright.  At least the sun was shining.

My dress is nothing new.  I made another Butterick 6453.  It would be my forth one, so it’s probably time to move on to something else.  I can’t help making this one over and over though because it’s such an easy make and has the silhouette that I love the most.  Plus, it’s just so sweater friendly for transitional times of the year.

I may have mentioned my desire to have another go at a dress a month project again this year.  Well, so you know, I’ve not slacked on making them, I just haven’t blogged about them yet.  This one is February’s dress, and I will get the one I made for January up next week.  I am also ahead of the game for this month and last Thursday made the one for March – it just needs to be hemmed.  My sewing self is so happy!  Believe it or not, the other two are both from patterns I’ve never made before.

And that is all I have to say about the Spring Penguin dress.


Pattern: Butterick 6453

Fabric: Cotton and Steel Frost Penguin Party from

Accessories: Sweater – Mossimo (old); Belt – Kohls; Shoes – Doc Martens; Necklace – Maurice’s

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