Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Look 6587

Well, I'm not so sure I'm thrilled with it, but it will be a good summer dress. Cool and comfortable. And since Fall doesn't seem to be anywhere in our near future here, I still need summer clothes. I'm OK with how this turned out, but there are a few things I don't like. First of all, I raised the waist, because I always have to raise the waist. Apparently not this time. Hmph!
I was also stupid when I did the layout and forgot to lay out the front bodice pieces. I would have had enough fabric had I paid attention, but nooooo... Of course the fabric store was sold out and I couldn't get more. sigh.
The fit is comfortable, but from the side I look like I'm about 300 pounds. Therefore, we're only getting a front picture here!
I do like the way the front of the bodice fits, but I hate the leisure-suite-style collar. It's a bit BIG. There is something I do like about this dress though, so I may make it again. It did have a lot of pieces and was a little time consuming, but most dresses are unless they are knits. Well, I really must get off the computer and go to bed :-)
You can read my review at PR here.


Anonymous said...

I love this dress on you!
It is such a feminine design, and it is one of my favorites on you.

Little Hunting Creek said...

It looks so cool and summery. If you hadn't said anything about your fabric challenges, I would have thought it was on purpose and so trendy!

Summerset said...

I think it is cute on you and the bodice/trim look purposeful, not desparate to make it work. Definitely give it another try with a few modifications - the collar and body length is easy to adjust.

Birgitte said...

Well, from the front you look adorable :))

Charlene McGill said...

Hello Nancy,

That's a nice dress and it looks very comfortable on you. I'm assuming that you don't buy your fabric based upon the pattern sleeve suggestion. If that's true, what method do you use to determine the amount to buy?