Monday, September 13, 2010

New Look 6936 - The Easy Traveler


I hope everyone had a great weekend. The weather is beautiful in Chicago these days. We have bright sunny skies and low humidity with an occasional cool breeze.

Over the weekend I worked on several projects. One of them was this easy knit dress made using New Look 6936, a simple dress, four clean line pieces. I made this dress for one of my sisters.




Pattern Description: Knit dresses in two length with bodice variations.

Pattern Sizing: 8 to 18. I sewed view A.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't read them. This dress was so easy. Join at the shoulder, add neckband (added my personal preference), sew sides of bodice and skirt, join bottom of bodice to top of skirt, sew elastic casing and hem. Finishing seam with serger as needed or desired. That's what I did.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is a very easy knit dress. The fabric I selected will travel well. So if my sister wants to include this in her vacation wardrobe, it's an easy, comfort dress to wear. I only had one dislike - no neckband for this view of the dress. The neckband creates a clean sturdy finish.

Fabric Used: A really nice knit from Vogue Fabric. I found it in the remnant room about a month ago. The pieces was only 1 1/2 yard, 60 inches wide. It was a close call. The neckband had to be cut on the salvage. So I purposely put that side on the inside of the neckline. You can't really tell less you look for it.



Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Yes. Added the neckband. The fabric has a lot of stretch in it and outstanding recovery. So I didn't have to do a FBA or any other alteration.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I thinking about making a dress for myself.

Conclusion: If you are a little shy about sewing knit dresses, try this one. It's easy and comfortable. A stretchy knit will reduce fitting alterations. This is an easy two hour dress.

Happy Sewing!
C

Part shots:

In August I had the pleasure of having dinner and a gospel concert aboard the Spirit of Chicago. Here are a few photos at Navy Pier in Chicago. Tina Brown was one of the vocalists. The concert was superb. Beautiful city, good food and great music makes for a lovely evening out of Lake Michigan.








22 comments:

  1. What a great dress! I'm sure your sister loved it1

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  2. Cute dress, I like the print fabric.

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  3. Sis will love it! Thanks for the encoragement about knits. I AM brave. I WILL try this. And what a fun concert!

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  4. Okay now! This is the fourth knit wrap dress stitched up and posted! Must be in the air! Love your print!

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  5. Very nice dress/fabric! I am sure your sister loves it.

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  6. Clever design and the fabric is beautiful.

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  7. Gorgeous dress.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  8. love the fabric! I get to shop Vogue when they visit a nearby city with the Sewing Expo :) great work on the dress!

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  9. Lovely dress! I am sure your sister will be very happy with it!

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  10. I love that dress! i finally bought my first pattern....excited to get it done this weekend.

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  11. Lovely dress and agree knit dresses make easy travelers.

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  12. Lovely dress - what an amazing fabric find - it's perfect! What a beautiful gift for your sister.

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  13. What a nice sister you are! This would be a flattering dress on anyone, she is a lucky woman.

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  14. What a great dress! I love the print! Wrap dresses are so nice!

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  15. Love the dress! What a great fabric - gotta love that Vogue remnant room! I've gotten many a dress from that room!

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  16. Beautiful knit dress, great fabric! I am a big gospel music fan and envy the lovely evening you had. Sounded wonderful.

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  17. Love the dress!! The pictures of Chicago made me home sick :( Can't wait to get back for a visit.

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  18. That's a very pretty dress. I would have to be selfish and keep it for myself!

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  19. Cute dress. I'm sure your sister will love it.

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  20. That's a fantastic looking dress! Your sister is a lucky woman!

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  21. That is another great dress! It really does look perfect for travel or relaxing weekends.

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