9/24/15

New Look 6049

 A few months ago, I had the pleasure of spending the day with two lovely sewing divas and it was a blast.  Of course, we ended up in the garment district and popped in and out of a few fabric shops.  One fabric store had me going gaga over their knits and to add to it, they were on sale. .. Chic Fabrics

I purchased several cuts with all dresses in mind for the summer.   Fast forward and I finally found a simple pattern that would work with this bold print. New Look 6049: Workroom from Project Runway, misses sleeveless mini-dress and three-quarter sleeve tunic was the perfect clean slate I needed.




Went with Version A and used the sleeves from Version B and shortened.   I love a bold & dramatic print, I guess it stems from having a tranquil/drama free lifestyle and my subconscious seeks it in my fabrics....lol  In comes this b/w cheetah/zebra/giraffe animal print with its bold electric blue stripe.  A quick tissue fit and finished garment measurement check required I cut the pattern down from a 16 to a 14 for the body and armhole, 12 for the shoulders & neckline since I was using a knit. 

After machine basting the dress together with 3/8" seam allowances, minus the bust darts & waist darts,  tried on, and opted out of the darts and serged the seams between 7/16" & 1/2"  for a closer fit.  Although I cut the sleeves at 14, I ended up removing a smidge from the sleeve cap. Also, I had to put in front/back neckline darts.  Fully lined the body of dress with a medium weight black tricot gifted to me...  totally love lining with tricot.   However, I am learning that one must tread carefully when lining with tricot.  I currently have a dress that I made using a light weight fashion fabric knit and used a med. weight tricot and it appears the weight of the lining is pulling the dress.  Sooo, I haven't worn it because I need to remove the lining... uggh.


ok... where was I, yes... my dramatic dress. I llllllllllllllllooove this print, its screams hear me RoaR... lol. 

Did my standard hemming method of machine hemming the lining and fusing the fabric hem line w/ no-sew heatn'bond.  Now you know I need a few more of these .............. right ???? of course I do...lol
The weather is a tad bit warmer and opted for a black refashioned short sleeve blazer, but trust & believe I have my rideordie pashmina. 

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Until then,
Have a Great Week!!!


23 comments:

Robin said...

Love it. The colors are fabulous!

HeathersSphere said...

I LOVE your dress, Sheila! Wonderful work!

Cherie said...

Wonderful dress - the print is indeed to die for! Love it with the jacket also.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great fabric.

Anonymous said...

Love the dress. Is your jacket RTW or handmade? Janie

Shelly said...

I love your dress. The fabric is fabulous!

Faye Lewis said...

Gorgeous Sheila! Love that print.

Andrea said...

This is really pretty. That print is wildly awesome.

Sheila said...

Thank you Robin !

Linda said...

Wow, Wow!!! What a great fabric find!! Love the dress, so pretty!

Sheila said...

Thank you Heather !

Sheila said...

Thank you Cherie !

Sheila said...

Thank you Rachelle !

Sheila said...

Thank you Janie ! The jacket is rtw and refashioned to short sleeves a few years ago.

Sheila said...

Thank you Shelly !

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye!

Sheila said...

Thank you Andrea !

Sheila said...

Thank you Linda !

alethia said...

OMG! Fantasticccccccc! You did a beautiful job.



Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia !

MushyWear said...

I love this dress! It looks so good on you too!

Myra said...

Sheila, you did a great job pulling this one together! I really like what you've done here and sure you will get lots of wear from it years to come!

Sheila said...

Thank you Shannon & Myra !