5/4/08

New Look 6785

My daughter is a happy camper, for a moment I believed she didn't think I would finish it, since I slipped in another sewing project when I should've been working on her dress.


Pattern Description: New Look 6785 Misses Dress or Top and Pants (Did Version B)

Pattern Sizes: A 6-16

Were the instructions easy to follow? For the most part the instructions were easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My daughter selected this pattern and she liked the style and especially the gathered sleeves. We were not in favor of the patch pockets.

I did experience problems with the yoke and sleeve and had to read that section several times before I baste stitched. There was quite a bit of fumbling with the gathers on the sleeves and yoke center front. Also, I had to reduce the seam allowance because there was not enough ease for her to raise her arms, so I removed the baste stitching along the armcye and restitched doing a 1/4" seam allowance.

Fabric Used: 100% lt. blue cotton

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Initially, I cut for a size 10 and had to go down to a size 8. Also, we decided to omit the pockets and lengthen it for a dress. Instead of using interfacing for the yoke I used a cotton paisley fashion fabric instead and made a belt using the paisley fabric. I felt I should've put in a lining, but she decided she will wear a full slip.

Would you sew it again? My daughter already has an order for another one and would like it done in a jersey fabric.

Conclusion: She likes it a lot and although she wouldn't let me take a pic, b/c of hair issues, the dress look really nice on her with her 4" heels...lol

19 comments:

Adrienne said...

That came out really cute! LOL @ hair issues lol

toya said...

It worked out really well Sheila, that is such a cute design.

Lesalicious said...

You be totally sewing your butt away. Lovely really like that color oh so cute.:)

peacockchic said...

wow that came out super cute. Love the paisley belt action! It really sets it off.

4" heels!!! My feet are yowling at the thought!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Sheila - I just read your comment this morning and was coming over to your blog to send you a note when I see you've already finished the dress! Boy are you persistant! :) Glad you worked the issue out and the dress is pretty. I especially like it with the belt.

Virtuous said...

Aah it looks great even if she didn't model it! I am sure she would have been really cute in it F.O. pic regardless!

I love the sleeves and your personal touch with your tag! Definitely like the belt with it!

Cas... said...

Very pretty! I am glad it worked out for the both of you!

Pajnstl said...

lol @ 4" heels!

I like it with the belt!

Lashell said...

The dress came out great and I love the fact you use the contrast fabric as a belt and the facing

Angelia said...

Beautiful dress!!! I love it!

Cheryl Wray said...

That dress is SO cute!!!

Mary Sarah said...

The dress turned out great and I love the skirt you made! The patterns you're looking at are gonna be great!

gold said...

Very cute!You did great job!!!

Tracey said...

The dress look great. You did a wonderful job. I'm glad your daughter is happy with it. Yeah, I noticed your label inside - you're just showin' out now. LOL

Deborah said...

I so wish i could sew!

Pam said...

LOVE it!!!!

del said...

How cute! I especially like the inside of the neckband. Great job.

Robin said...

Love the dress! I really like your detailed pattern reviews!

Tany said...

I love it! Your daughter must be really happy!