Here is Gwen Spencer's rendition of Katherine Tilton pattern Butterick 5881. The pattern calls for 2 separate tunics/layers to be joined together. Gwen separated the two, wears them together, but also wears the white under layer separately. The collaged fabric started with playing around with a small piece of fabric when she was at the Design Outside the Lines retreat. That small section lead to the final combination of fabrics and stitching. The narrow yellow green strips are cotton cut on the bias. The glass buttons are vintage. She added a bit of black machine stitching on the bias neck bands to tie things together. Gwen left spaces in the stitching on the twill tape, then threaded the yellow-green cotton bias strips over and under.
White Linen Under Layer
- Is cut on the straight of grain, but could be cut on the bias.
- Has an asymmetrical hem.
- Could easily be lengthened to make a longer dress.
- Our ArtBarn team have been making this as a little summer linen shift.