|New Look: 6120 (Project Runway Workroom) - Type:Easy to Sew |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $4.49 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Pull-on dress with either a bateau neckline and elbow-length, kimono-style sleeves, or V neckline and shorter sleeves.
US sizes 6-16
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Close to it. I didn't make the matching obi-style belt.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very easy to follow, making this a good project for an emergent seamstress because there are no set-in sleeves.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It seemed to be error-free in the drafting. I like this soft, casual style for my daughter (she has a RTW garment that looks almost exactly like this and we wanted to replicate it).
Cotton/Lycra blend knit. The skirt of this dress is made from fabric that is hand-screened by Kingi Carpenter at Peach Berserk in Toronto, ON. Please see http://www.peachberserk.com/wordpress/ for a preview of all her designs.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I altered the dress top pattern to fit smaller and more closely to the body, both to mimic the fit of the inspiration garment and to use the fabric to better advantage. It would have looked weird to have the top be oversized in my fabric. If I were using a soft woven, however, I would make the top the way the pattern is originally drafted.
For the V neck, I stabilized it with fusible stay tape instead of staystitching it. (I knew it didn't need to stretch to fit over the head.) Then I followed the directions for cutting and sewing the neckline facing. Then, I serged off all but about 3/8" of that facing, and then topstitched that facing down. My fusible stay tape kept the neckline from stretching anywhere. I like my results and it was not complicated to do it this way.
I also stabilized the pocket edges, so they would not stretch when I joined them to the facings. It may be worth noting that the line drawings on the pattern envelope show you that the pockets stand out and away from the body of the garment slightly, so don't expect them to lie perfectly flat.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think this is the sort of garment you could have fun making over and over again. It's great for when you'd like to feel more dressed up but don't have the time to deal with it.
A garment I'll be interested in trying again in many different fabrics.
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