|New Look: 6097 (dress) - Type:Dresses |
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New Look Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $4.49 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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I like this pattern so much I feel like I could own 5, one for every day of the work week. You have to believe me that it looks better in person.
The fabric is a medium-weight, 100% cotton jersey that WAS a white floral. I dyed it using Dharma Trading Company Fiber Reactive Dye. The color is Paris Green which was one of the Pantone spring colors. I feel so IN!
Inside-out photos showing elastic inserted between waistline seam allowance.
Pattern Description: Knit dress with surplice neckline (with or without collar), straight skirt, capped sleeve or 3/4 with turned up and tabbed option, self-fabric belt with purchased buckle.
Pattern Sizing: U.S. 10-22 or Euro. 36-48. I made size 12 with size 14 at hips since fabric has less stretch than recommended.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy yielding professional-looking results.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
-Nice fit with few pattern adjustments.
-Really flattering, semi-modest neckline and NO GAP. No need to wear a cami or to pin the V closed. I copied Sewil and slightly stretched the neck binding while sewing it to the neckline for a closer-to-the-flat-chest fit.
-No fiddling when wearing. Everything stays in place. I do lots of bending/stooping at work and never had to re-adjust this dress.
-Very easy to make.
Fabric Used: 100% cotton (no lycra/spandex),Grape-colored (with faux/printed lacy-looking overlay) medium weight jersey knit. This is not a good description see fabric detail here. from one of the kids' online stores like Sew Baby.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
-Extended sleeve to full length and tapered. It's cold here in the north country.
-.25 inch swayback adjustment.
-Made belt longer to allow tie rather than buckle.
-To apply waistband elastic, I sewed bodice and skirt together, zig-zagged elastic to skirt seam allowance then serged the bodice and skirt seam allowances together for a more finished look.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I think this dress would look good on every figure. I usually can't wear a straight skirt but somehow it works here. The surplice neckline nicely frames all face shapes.
Conclusion: I love it! Make one. It's the perfect dress to wear to work and as comfy as jammies.
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