Brigitte Dress Simple Sew Patterns

Happy Frocktober everyone! Here’s my entry for this month’s challenge.

The Brigitte Dress Pattern was a free pattern with the first issue of Love Sewing magazine. I loved the 60s feel of the dress but it took me a while to make.

Brigitte Dress Simple Sew Patterns

I cut a straight size 8 and then added the blue cotton at the bottom. This is a left over from my second Delphine skirt (not blogged). I made the sleeves longer and added cuffs from the same left over fabric, which happens to be exactly the same colour as my favourite pair of shoes.

Brigitte Dress Simple Sew Patterns Cuffs

I used the Grainline Archer Sew-Along for the cuffs and the sleeve plackets. The mother of pearl buttons are from my stash.

Brigitte Dress Simple Sew Patterns

I didn’t use an invisible zipper as per the pattern instructions, because I didn’t have one. I failed on the insertion part and whatever I tried afterwards wouldn’t resolve that wrinkly problem in the back, but after a few attempts, I gave up as I didn’t want to damage the fabric completely. In general, it’s an easy make, the pattern instructions are very clear and I’m definitely trying it again, as it is a very flattering shape. I may skip the cuffs next time though. The collar is a stand alone piece, that can be worn either with the dress or as an accessory with another garment.

Collar handmade

I haven’t got anything to add for the pattern, I’m dreaming it in a warmer winter fabric but until then have a good week everyone and enjoy the frocks. For some more pictures of me looking at the wall, wandering where time goes, you can hop over to my blog.

12 thoughts on “Brigitte Dress Simple Sew Patterns

  1. I love this dress. I think I missed this pattern, as I have made a Lottie blouse and a Ruby dress! I like how you have added your own touches to it. The collar and cuffs make it so elegant !


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