introducing the new lisette for Butterick B6567 pattern

I’m very pleased to introduce you to our second new spring Lisette for Butterick pattern, B6567.

Years ago I designed a Lisette pattern called the Portfolio Dress. For some unexpected reason the pattern went viral just as it was being taken out of print, and all these years later we still receive emails from people looking for a copy of that pattern. I designed the Liesl + Co. Cappuccino Dress in response to those requests, but it seemed worth revisiting the style again since we’ve heard from so many of you who really loved the contrast fabric at the center front.

To that end, Lisette B6567 brings back those super-popular on-seam pockets and gives the style a fresh, updated look–along with the option for that contrast center-front panel.

Lisette B6567

Each of the two views features gentle side-shaping and those interesting (and functional) on-seam pockets. One added advantage of this particular version of the style is those princess seams down the front bodice. This means it’s an easy pattern to adjust for fuller busts! View A has the contrast front panel that is perfect for an interesting printed fabric or a little bit of embellishment, and View B is a little bit shorter (which also works well as a tunic) and adds 3/4-length sleeves for cooler weather or extra coverage, as you prefer. As always, you can mix and match the options from the two views.

This design is easy to sew and completely appropriate for work or the weekend. I think it will be a terrific summer dress, but keep in mind that you can also add the 3/4-length sleeves and wear it with trousers, leggings, or tights in cooler weather. It’s very layer-able. (Is that a word? If not, I’m making it into one.) I think you’ll like the clean-finished neckline, which is completely faced so there’s nothing tricky about sewing it. And I really like the shoulder yoke, which you could also sew in a contrast fabric if you want. This style also has an inverted box pleat for extra comfort while maintaining the slim silhouette.

Lisette B6567

In terms of fabric, I was kind of obsessed with the idea of using a Toile du Jouy for this pattern, and I’m happy with how it turned out! This would also be cute in solid or patterned linen–I’ve got some navy linen set aside for this purpose– or in a really big, bold print. Wouldn’t it be fun in something like a vintage Marimekko print? You could also choose a drapier fabric like crepe or challis for a dressier look. (Ooh, what about hammered silk?)

Lisette B6567In any case, I’ve assembled a few inspirational images (mostly of the original Portfolio Dress since there isn’t a lot out there similar to this style) in a Lisette for Butterick B6567 Pinterest folder. I hope you’ll tag your images #sewlisette and #B6567 on social media so we can see them! I know you’re going to have fun with this one and I can’t wait to see what you do with it.


Amie Tarpley said...

I have been studying my pattern for a way to add a FBA without messing up the length of the bottom front or yokes…oh dear. The only safe place I can see where I can get some ease without redrawing is on the side seams. Am I missing something? Please help me 🙂 D cup in Tennessee. Thank you, Amie

Liesl Gibson said...

Amie, the advantage of any pattern with princess seams, like this one, is that you can make the adjustments in the princess seams. There is an excellent explanation with complete step-by-step instructions that starts on page 148 of Fit for Real People. You will end up adding length to one piece since you’ll need extra length to go over a fuller bust. But it’s a relatively simple change and quite intuitive once you’ve seen the steps involved. I personally prefer to add the fullness to the side panel where possible, and that would be easier with this pattern as well. For that you’ll refer to page 151. I hope that helps!

Amie Tarpley said...

Liesl, thank you for helping me out with my bust issue lol. I studied my RFRP last night but I’m going with your suggestion of just adding to the side seams. I’m cutting it out today! I love the solid color view! Btw, your classes on CreativeBug are great also. Have a great day! Amie :0))

Liesl Gibson said...

Wait! I’m definitely NOT suggesting that you add to the side seams! A proper princess seam FBA will give you much better results!

Marianne said...

Hi Liesl, would you recommend lining or underlining this dress for fabrics like crepe or silk?