What's really weird is I am an avid sock wearer and didn't give two thoughts about knitting my own socks. Wait a minute, I'm wrong. I did trrrrry to do a sock with DPN's and nearly caused myself bodily harm and decided socks would not be part of my knitting realm...lol
Prior to New York's cold spell, I take stock of my sock inventory and once the cold season is in full effect I go into overdrive sporting my loud looking socks, just imagine me looking all spiffy with my suit, headed for work and on my feet are loafers with colorful socks...lol. I have tapered it a little wherein I will where my high heel boots to work and prance around with those on for a while and thereafter its on... off with the boots and on with my loafers showcasing my loud socks.
In the process of knitting my first sock, I had to put in a few life lines to Andrea who is the perfect teacher. My brain cells starting tweaking when it was time to do the heel flap, but once I spoke to Andrea I was able to sail along. Secondly, I finally learned short rows, which make curves on straight-edged knitting projects... awesome. How could I forget the twisted rib, knitting 1 through back loop. I will say that I only did 1/2" of that when I should've done 1". But now I know better for the next pair...hehe. Sheesh, I really learned alot, I also understood the objective of the ssk, slip, slip, knit, which is used to create a left leaning decrease.
Back to knitting my second sock....cya
New Look 6674: Misses wrap dress with bodice and sleeve variations.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy in that I was able to make the dress more to my liking.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Initially I liked the simplicity of the dress, but as I began assembling the pieces, it became a process of elimination. I didn't want the front & back facings, the midriff bands, tie ends, skirt back and sleeves.
Fabric Used: Polyester Lycra
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made several alterations that the dress was no longer a wrap dress, but a simple knit dress. I cut bias strips from the fashion fabric for the neckline. I omitted the midriff bands and just attached the skirt to the bodice and hemmed. I wanted this dress to work for the fall and used the sleeve pattern from New Look 6731, also altering the width for a fitted sleeve. I also omitted the back skirt (you ask... I did what!) there was just too much fabric for the skirt and I was able to use the front piece, which was wide enough to fit as a whole.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? The pattern is a simple pattern and would make it again with the same alterations and would recommend it to others looking for a simple wrap dress.