Friday, August 8, 2008

New Look 6749 - View D

Pattern Description: NL6749 Four dresses with sleeve and neckline variations. Empire waist. The skirt is A line mid knee in length.

Pattern Sizing: Multiple sizes from 6 to 16. I made a 14 with modifications. (*Sorry about the wrinkles. The photos (fuzzy) were taken after I wore the dress.*)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I added another bust dart to each bodice front.

Were the instructions easy to follow? No problem following or understanding the instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There is nothing to dislike. I like all versions of the dress.

Fabric Used: Stretch Poplin from Vogue's. I purchased this fabric last year at the end of the season sale.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I had to make a FBA.
- 1. I traced the pattern piece and added the needed width and depth. After pattern fitting the bodice I noticed a little bit of gapping at the neckline. So I folded the excess out of the paper pattern.

- 2. Then I redrew the front bodice adding another dart and about inch more to the length in the bust area.

Here's a Comparison of the two front bodices.

I basted the front and back together and attached the straps to check the fit. I added too much to the length. So I removed the basting and trimmed the excess from all pieces of the front bodice.

- I increased the depth of the back darts to better fit my sway back.

- Added 3 inches to the length of the skirt.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? For sure. I would like to sew view A and C as well. And yes I recommend it to others.

Conclusion: This is a quick and easy dress to sew that can be dressed up or down.


  1. You look beautiful in your clothes.

  2. Once again beautiful work! You are an inspiration. Glad you enjoyed your vacation :o)

  3. Girl, I like all of your outfits! You have been very busy!!

  4. All of your dresses are gorgeous!

  5. Oh what a fabulous dress! I love the slimming line and the way it accents a full bust. That is my kind of dress. Do you know what? You are going to break me down so I'll have to buy this NL pattern and NL patterns are always a fitting nightmare for me LOL. But what an awesome style! A dress superbly done.

  6. Lovely dress and agree with Kat about the slimming lines.

  7. I like this dress! Very flattering.

  8. Cenetta, you look hot !!!!!!
    color blue seems to agree really well with you, didn't you choose a dark blue for the coat sew-along?

    Holidays are so great, mine starts on monday, can't wait:-)

  9. Wow! You have really been going to town and making some fabulous looking outfits. How is the poly satin outfit to wear? I sometimes have trouble with perspiring when I wear polyester

  10. This one is a real winner! You look like a mooviestar diva! WOW!

  11. Thanks, everyone. This is coming one of my favorites. Sunday night I cut out my second dress from this pattern.

  12. Nancy W - I sometimes wear dress shields. I also used Secret invisible deordorant which slows down the perspiration.

  13. You look wonderful in that dress!!Great job!



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