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.

This pattern was perfect for the polyester knit fabric, a gift from Andrea a couple years ago. No dislikes.
 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.

23 comments:

GodsgirlT said...

Sharp, sharp, sharp. Such a lovely dress, perfect fabric and you are wearing it well!

LLADYBIRD said...

Great dress! I love that fabric!

Pam from South Australia said...

You just can't beat a good wrap-dress. Diane VB certainly started something, didn't she? Your version is great and looks great on you.

Karin said...

I love the chevron pattern of the fabric in this dress pattern. For me, it really works with the kimono sleeves.

It's Melanie Darling said...

Very nice, I love the print. I think I may have print if not the same, very similar.

Rosie said...

Oooh nice C - stunning! I love the fabric.

BeaJay said...

That is a beautiful dress - your version should be on the pattern cover as it is so much better. Lovely fabric too.

gwensews said...

That is some dress! It's gorgeous--eye catching. It's a "wow" dress!

toy said...

the print is amazing, it really makes the dress.

Dilliander said...

Simple and stylish yes, but with a wow factor too. The fabric is perfect for this pattern... a stunning dress that looks great on you!

velosewer said...

You look sharp in this new dress. The print is perfect!

coco said...

Very chic! one of my fav patterns as well. I like your idea of a longer sleeve for winter...looks good!

MAD14kt said...

Lovely fab selection!

Diana said...

Beautiful dress Cennetta.

RhondaBuss said...

Love the chevron print. Your hair looks fabulous too!!!!

Bunny said...

The colors of this dress are stunning on you.

Andrea said...

Beautiful job on that dress. The pattern and fabric go together nicely.

Rebecca said...

The fabric and silhouette are very flattering! Great job!

Unknown said...

Love the dress and the shoes are KILLER!

nurtenbegendi.blogspot.com said...

Selamlar. Hem kumaşın deseni çok hoş, hem de model süper. Harika görünüyor. Çok yakışmış.

Marilyn said...

Looks terrific and perfect with the shoes. You've raised the style index for the windy city!

Patty said...

Gorgeous! and love the fabric :-)

Lynneb said...

Oh my goodness! I love that dress! It's so flattering, so fresh and the fabric is perfect! Nice job, Cennetta! It looks great on you!

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