Sunday, September 7, 2008

Another View - New Look 6749-C

Well, This is the second time around for this pattern and is probably the last summer dress that I'll make this year. Here's my view:

Pattern Description: Four dresses with sleeve and neckline variations. Empire waist. The skirt is A line mid knee in length.
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 16.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did. Simple and cute.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy to follow-- no confusing steps.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the empire waist and the bodice variations. This pattern is a simple summer dress that can be dressed up or down. Nothing to dislike.

Fabric Used: The fabric is from my stash. It's a polyester/rayon twill that I purchased in 1994 from a mail order fabric store. Sorry I can't remember the name.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I only made minor alterations to the front bodice, added a few inches to the length and increased the depth of the skirt back darts.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, but not until next summer. I'm planning my fall wardrobe now.

Conclusion: I like this cute little dress. It easy to sew, easy to wear, and can be dressed up or down. I would recommend it to beginners.

I've seen so many inspirational garments for the fall. It's time to sew my fall wardrobe. This weekend I'll look through my stash for some rich fall hues. And you know I will end up at Vogue Fabrics to supplement what I already have.

Anywho.., My DD received her awards for her entry in the poetry writing contest. She didn't win first prize ($10,000), but her poem was cited at the convention held in Vegas during the summer. She is the proud poet and I'm very happy that she is passionate about writing.


  1. The dress is very pretty....Congradulations to your daughters achievement!!!

  2. That's a very beautiful dress! Great fit too. Congratulations to your daughters!

  3. Stop teasing me ;) !!! Another beautiful dress from this pattern--WOW! At least I have it now though. I covet your wardrobe...

  4. So elegant and summery! Congratulations to your daughter - she can put this on her resume!

  5. way to go congrats to DD and to you for your nice dress....I wish I had more time to perfect my craft, you inspire me :o)

  6. Wow, the dress is very beautiful and elegant.

    Thank you for your nice comments on my blog.

    Many greetings from Switzerland

  7. Pretty dress and excellent fit! Congrats to your DD on her achievement.

  8. Great looking dress.

    Good news about your daughter's award. Wish it had been $10K.

  9. Cennetta .- I do not tire of saying. you are a woman elegant. Clothing is wonderful but you look really fabulous, is not a compliment, it is true. greetings, Paco

  10. Congrats to your daughter. All the many, many poems that must have been submitted and her's was particularly noted... still a very impressive achievment.
    I hope she keeps on writing!

  11. What a great way to close your summer sewing! The dress looks amazing on you!

  12. I love the dress. I was hoping you could help me out. I am having trouble sewing the front bodice. When I cut the front bodice on the fold; I am having trouble determining how the sides sew on.

    Thank you in advance

  13. Hi Laurie,
    I not sure exactly what problem you are having. But I assume you are referring to the princess seams. You should reinforce front bodice. you will need to clip along the edge of the seam allowance before attached the side front bodice to the front bodice. I hope this is the problem that you are referring to.



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