Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Watercolor Floral - New Look 6322





It's clear that I love floral prints.  In recent months I've ordered several yardages of bright, bold floral prints.  My favorite, so far, for 2015 is Mood multi- color watercolor cotton sateen.  (Too bad it's already sold out.)  The colors warm my skin giving me a summer glow.   Mood has a huge selection  of floral prints to pick from if this is not your favorite color.  My dress is completely lined with Mood's mint -mechanical stretch polyester crepe de chine

I regularly surf  Pinterest looking for inspirational garments.  I found this dress early summer and I knew I'd make a new slim dress to complement my summer wardrobe.


The pattern used is New Look 6322.  It comes in sizes 8 to 18.  There are several things I liked about it:
  •  pleating at the waist giving me a little more shaping through the hip area and minimizes the excess fabric below the bust.
  • the 'V' neckline.
  •  the option of a straight skirt or an a-line one.
  • simple to make.
The finish dress is true to the photos and drawings including with the pattern.  My version looks like view D with sleeves.

The construction techniques are standard.  I've used similar instructions in other patterns.  So I just glanced over them.  I did fiddle with the pleats and darts until I was satisfied with the location of them.    More on the alterations and changes can be found here.




This dress has good bones, and I definitely will use it again to make one of the other views.  For this dress, the combination of the fabric and the patterns works well for me, and I recommend both to others.

Happy Sewing!
Cennetta



18 comments:

  1. This is so lovely! Wow! I love the combination of fabric & dress pattern here :)

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  2. This dress came out beautifully! And I wanted to tell you that I appreciate the fact that you detail your bist adjustments on your patterns. I need an FBA in almost everything and I now come to your blog to see if/how you've done an FBA on something before attempting a pattern or sometimes, even before buying it. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad the information is helpful.

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  3. Very nice mix of fabric & pattern. You look beautiful! Great job!
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  4. Gorgeous dress! I love the fabric and I'm glad to see this pattern made up so successfully. This looks great on you!

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  5. This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are so very pretty and you look gorgeous!

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  6. I just love the lines in this pattern. This looks like one that could be done over and over again... long sleeves/no sleeves/short sleeves/3/4 sleeves. Different types of fabric and only those who really know sewing would ever guess that it was the same pattern.

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  7. This is gorgeous! What a great dress!

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