Wednesday, January 9, 2013
New Look 6936 - Simple But Stylish
Today it's 51 degrees in Chicago. I can't believe it. The sky is clear and sunny. I thought it was perfect for taking pictures outside. Problem.., The wind is high and I couldn't keep my hair away from my eyes. So we got a few pictures outside then we went back inside for the rest.
This is the second time around for this dress. I made it for my sister a few years ago.
This pattern is described as Misses' knit dress in two lengths with variations. It's comes in sizes 8 to 18.
My version looks similar to the pictured model on the envelope except for the small changes that I made. The instructions were simple. This time around I didn't read them. I was able to complete this dress in less than two hours.
My changes were minimum or I should say my basic usual.
-FBA - Similar to this.
-Added neck binding in black spandex knit. Measure the length of the neckline; then subtract three inches to create a snug fix around the neckline.
-Added a few inches to the length of the skirt.
-Added a few inches to the length of the sleeves. It's winter. So I wanted the sleeves to come to at least my elbows.
I think I may sew View B in a solid. This is a super easy pattern to sew. I recommend it to all level sewists.