Friday, August 8, 2008
New Look 6749 - View D
Pattern Description: NL6749 Four dresses with sleeve and neckline variations. Empire waist. The skirt is A line mid knee in length.
Pattern Sizing: Multiple sizes from 6 to 16. I made a 14 with modifications. (*Sorry about the wrinkles. The photos (fuzzy) were taken after I wore the dress.*)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I added another bust dart to each bodice front.
Were the instructions easy to follow? No problem following or understanding the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There is nothing to dislike. I like all versions of the dress.
Fabric Used: Stretch Poplin from Vogue's. I purchased this fabric last year at the end of the season sale.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I had to make a FBA.
- 1. I traced the pattern piece and added the needed width and depth. After pattern fitting the bodice I noticed a little bit of gapping at the neckline. So I folded the excess out of the paper pattern.
- 2. Then I redrew the front bodice adding another dart and about inch more to the length in the bust area.
Here's a Comparison of the two front bodices.
I basted the front and back together and attached the straps to check the fit. I added too much to the length. So I removed the basting and trimmed the excess from all pieces of the front bodice.
- I increased the depth of the back darts to better fit my sway back.
- Added 3 inches to the length of the skirt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? For sure. I would like to sew view A and C as well. And yes I recommend it to others.
Conclusion: This is a quick and easy dress to sew that can be dressed up or down.