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|New Look: 6210 (Misses Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Poly-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Misses' knit tank dress in knee or long length with slit. Straight dress has scoop neck line and racer back. A-line dress has V-neck line. Dresses have bound armholes and neckline.
I made view D which is a V-neck, A-line tank dress in an above knee length.
US 10-22. I made a size 14 for a 36" bust, and this was a perfect size for the fabric I was using (lightweight polyester ITY). I would advise to use the finished garment measurements in order to determine the correct size to cut and caution against defaulting to a size or two down as you would typically be inclined to do with a knit pattern. This is drafted to the standard measurements unlike a lot of knit patterns, for example size 14 is a 36 1/2" bust (so 1/2" ease). This is sized to skim over the body so it's slim and flattering but not clingy although you could certainly size down one and acheive a body-hugging fit if you wanted. I'm happy with the size I made, and I normally would size down one for negative ease through the bust but am glad I didn't here. It skims my body but doesn't cling or reveal undergarments so that's always a good thing for all!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but no "real" picture is provided by New Look for this pattern which is a shame, because I think they all probably turn out great.
Back of Dress
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. The only problem I found with the instructions is that they do not indicate the seam allowance difference on the neckband and armholes in the instructions. It is printed on the pattern pieces that it is 3/8" however they don't remind you of this in the sections that instruct about sewing the seam on these pieces. In fact, the pattern pieces are marked with a 3/8" seam allowance on the long sides but not the ends however New Look intends for you to also use a 3/8" seam allowance there as well. I found this out when sewing the neckband as the small circles are 3/8" in, and you have to use these as pivot/sewing guides.
I would also warn you that when they tell you to staystitch, they should also remind you that your seam allowance here is 3/8" and so if you use typical staystitching depth, it will have to be removed later! So just remember the neckline staystitching has to be within 3/8", and you're good, I just wish they would point that out and remind you.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
- Quick, great basic summer dresses with several variations and no moo-moo fitting on these! I just saw a new McCalls that had tons of ease....this particular pattern to me is fitted well - skims but doesn't cling but also doesn't feel like a sack.
- I appreciate the use of bindings on the armholes and necklines. This is SO much better than using a narrow edge hem with knits....it also looks so nice when done.
- Finished garment measurements provided allow for a better guess as to right size to make. This is so critical and is starting to be eliminated from some pattern companies which makes me sad!
- The only thing I can think of is that they don't have you stabilize the shoulders, but that's common anymore I'm afraid and easy to correct.
- I don't like that they don't remind you of the seam allowance difference in the instructions and also don't print it on all affected seams on the pattern pieces themselves.
A watercolor, lightweight polyester ITY knit from Fabric Mart Fabrics. I squeaked this out of 1 yard with 1/8" more in some places as this was a remnant piece in my stash. This was extremely tight, but I did it and am happy I didn't have to alter the hem or seam allowances.
I would note on this, the recommended cutting layout for at least view D is not efficient (it looks like they maximized it for the longer dress options but not the shorter ones). I did two folds across from each other and laid the front piece on one, the back piece on the other and then squeezed the bands off to the sides of each since they run crossgrain. I have no idea why they show the layout they do, but it's not needed for the shorter length option.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- I stabilized the shoulder seams with clear elastic that I basted on to the back pieces first.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is a fantasic quick to sew, basic pattern. I made Kwik Sew 3703 a couple times last year which is the racerback with more of an A-line skirt, but this New Look pattern provides a straight skirt option for the racerback and two V-neck options with a fuller A-line skirt. This is a great little workhorse pattern, nothing flashy but great casual wear for the summer and love the binding on it. I plan on making several more of these up before summer is over and anxious to try the racerback versions as well.
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