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|New Look: 6120 (Misses Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||12/10/12 6:26 PM |
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New Look Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Polyester Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Kimono sleeve tunic dress and sash belt|
Pattern Sizing: 6-16, I cut a size 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, very much so
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This dress is very similar to New Look 6936 that I had sewn up earlier this past summer. I loved the obi belt on this version. Such a stylish dress!
I liked that there was a neck binding (instead of a narrow hem, I don't like narrow hems at the neckline).
Fabric Used: I keep going back to polyester-knit because I don't remember the fabric content when I bought it! This fabric is very much like the fabric I used for my Vogue 8379 dress, same print just different colours. I found that this kind of fabric was more suited for this project as its pretty lightweight.
For the belt, I took a tip from Victoria B, and made it grey instead of the typical black (although black would be nice too). I found a bolt of grey stretch-suede from my local Fabricville. It has a neat textured look to it. My dress has some gray in it so it goes nice together
I really had to be careful applying the interfacing as suede and irons are not friends! A press-cloth definitely helped. I used fusible web to help the interfacing stick better (I had tested some scraps of suede and just interfacing and it wasn't working very well).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Sigh...I wanted to include the pockets, I really did :/ I had read the other reviews, and all the ladies indicated that they either omitted the pockets altogether or would do so if they ever made this dress again. I was warned! I actually did sew up the front skirt with pockets and they just looked plain weird! They didn't lay flat, kinda stuck out to the sides (if that makes any sense). They looked awful, at least on me. When I realized I couldn't make it work, I had already attached
the front skirt piece to the back, and basted the bodice to the skirt!
I got out my trusty seam ripper and got busy! I decided to use the skirt pattern from New Look 6936 since I had altered it already to be a little narrower, which I prefer in this skirt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I really think I will sew this again. It's so easy to sew and its so trendy! I highly recommend it (minus the pockets of course
Conclusion: One of the best things about sewing your own clothes is you get to be the designer. You can pick the print you want and the style you want. I just love this dress! I wore it to church and my staff Christmas dinner yesterday and got lots of nice compliments
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