Sunday, 26 January 2014
New Look 6935
First garment finished in 2014!
A pattern stash! New Look 6935 - in fabric from stash.....glitzy (garish?) dress for an evening out!
This pattern has a LOT of ease - 3" in bust and 6" across the hips.
Three different dresses and 2 bolero tops.
I made view B - the dress with a gathered bodice
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Been in stash so long I can't remember! But I love the bolero pattern
Mystery fabric from stash which was given to me - a shimmery sparkly fabric!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
There is a LOT of ease (3" in bust and 6" across hips). I cut a 14 flaring to 16 at hips BUT could have cut it smaller in the bodice. I took some of the size back out by getting someone to pin me in and mark up the CB seam - then sewing in the zipper along the pinned line not the actual seam line
Use a concealed CB zipper
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes - I have plans to make this again.. and the bolero is almost finished too!
This whizzes up very quickly and I will make more in other fabrics. I need to improve the way I deal with the V neck to prevent gaping though! (I used cotton tape slightly shorter than the length of the neckline - but this alters how the lining fits - so next time I should do the same process with the lining OR work out an alternative!)