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|New Look: 6936 - Type:Dresses |
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New Look Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Poly-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Easy2Hour Misses Knit Dress|
Pattern Sizing: 8 -18 I sewed a size 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, with my modifications.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love this pattern. Wonderful sleeve variations and beautiful lines. So easy to wear.
Fabric Used: I used a poly/lyra knit from Fashion Fabrics Club. My revised version (long) used 2yds, 60" width. The fabric is just beautiful, no wrinkles, and fits into the 'travel' category. Honestly, I think I could roll it up and go. It's a 1-way stretch knit, really no give in the vertical grain at all, and has moderate stretch across the width. Which suits a dress really well - it's not going to get taller!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did make several changes!
The length - to make this a maxi dress, I added 20" to the length of the skirt pieces. More than enough, but I was a little unsure of how much I needed, even after measuring every dress in my closet. Better safe than sorry...
But the fabric is 'heavy'. I was concerned about hanging all of that off the 1/4" elastic raised waist in the pattern. My fix - I added a 1 1/2" waistband/casing between the bodice and skirt. Lined in cheetah of course! The lining is cotton calico, meant to stabilize the waist, bodice, and skirt. And I used 1/2 knit elastic.
One more change (and I did this on my first version as well) - I used a back facing on the neckline. Instead of turning a 5/8" hem. I just do not like the finish on turned hems on curvy necklines! The facing works great...
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely will be sewing this dress again, both short and maxi. Recommend it to everyone - easy sew, easy fit.
Conclusion: This is my third - and last - addition to Prettynpnk's Jungle January sew-along. It has been such fun - and I'm ready for an adventure! More pics and info on my blog...
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