Weekly Project /make: Adorable layered dresses using the Butterick See&sew B5443 sewing pattern

Here is my make of the week. The sewing BEE stung me and I made these adorable tier dresses/gowns after I finished my entry for the #Simplicitysewingchallenge . I made one in Blue and the other in Dark Brown/Chocolate brown. Bias binding were used to add accent to the neckline, armhole and edge of tiers/layers. I am making another dress(the same sewing pattern) with a different twist…….Will post soon.

I used fat quarters and had to neatly stitch them together into half meter or yards before cutting. I also made sure that the seams won’t be uneven when I cut or sew.


  • Rotary cutter,
  • Ruler,
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pattern- Butterick See& Sew B5443
  • Fabric(100% cotton)- Florals, Brown
  • Simplicity bias maker electronic machine
  • Sewing thread,
  • Seam ripper/ Unsew- tool
  • Buttons- brown,
  • Sewing machine foot- buttonhole making, button sewing , adjustable bias binding foot,
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing machine bobbins with thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Movie to watch or Craft TV, snacks and drinks to calm my nerves- laughing!


  • Cut out fabric-strips( floral and plain colour) with the rotary cutter and ruler, to use for bias.


  • Sewing patterns were layered on the fabrics (They were among my lost footage. I hope to replicate them again).
  • I used buttons and buttonholes instead of Zip as stated in the pattern. Notice the bias binding on the armhole and neckline; Don’t they look stunning?


  • The neckline has been edged with bias binding. The fabric used to make the tier/layers has been used as a bias binding on this neckline to add a define accent/embellishment to it.


  • See the lovely tiers/layers! The bias binding in gave it a defined/noticeable edge whilst making it beautiful.







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