Black & White Twofers

Hello All and hoping Everyone is enjoying the weekend.  Surprisingly, today was considerably warmer than the last two days and perfect for auditioning my black & white twofers.

New Look 6697 (discontinued) but an oldie but goodie

Version A 

Pattern Description:  Misses Knit dresses

Pattern Sizing: 8 - 18

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Somewhat

Were the instructions easy to follow? Being that I have made this dress before, it was an easy sew.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like the crossover bodice.

Fabric Used: Black & White houndstooth

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Opted out of using facings for the neckline and instead, sewed 1/4" elastic to it and fold to the inside and final stitched.  I used the skirt from Version E and streamlined it for a straight skirt.  I used black pleather at the wrists and the skirt hemline, as well as shortened it.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is considered a TNT dress and when I want a quickie its one of my go to patterns.

Conclusion: Simple and a carefree dress for work.

Version C:

Pattern Description:  Misses jacket, top, dress & Skirt.

Pattern Sizing: 16-24

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? This dress has been made numerous times and was easy to sew

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the simplicity of the dress.  A great way to use a bold print for a simple silhouette.

Fabric Used: Black & White printed medium weight knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Opted out of the zipper, removed excess from the skirt and shortened it.

Would you sew it again?  I have made at least 6 garments from this pattern and will continue.  I had to purchase the pattern again, my current pattern is tattered.

Conclusion: A great silhouette that can be paired with a blazer or cardigan.


SEWN said…
That sheath dress is my TNT pattern. Well it was before I gained weight. ;) Love your new dresses!
Sheila said…
Thank you Elizabeth. You are not alone, I have acquired extra pounds as well.
Lori said…
Two beautiful pieces. Great job.
Rosie said…
Work it Diva! Looking great as usual!
Sheila said…
Hi Lori and Thank you.
Sheila said…
Thank you Ms. Rosie.
Debbie Cook said…
Can't decide on a fav - they are both so great! Love the pop of color with the raspberry blazer.
Pam said…
I love both dresses! I especially like the leatherette trim on the first one!
L said…
Great twofers! It's good to see that you're well and posting again.
Sheila said…
Thank you Debbie.
Sheila said…
Hi Pam and Thanks. I figured using the black trim would add a lil something.
Sheila said…
Thanks L. Also, thanks for checking in on me. I am doing well just recovering from that coat saga.
I love the pleather accents that you added to the houndstooth dress! Love, love, that!!! I also love the pop of color that you added to the print B5147 dress. Both are awesome!

Sheila - I know you love Ann Taylor and The Loft have you seen this AT dress:

I want to use B5147 and a long zipper with some black ponte to make my own version. Don't you think that will be hot? Love a lot of the new AT dresses.
Sheila said…
Thanks Carolyn. I love that dress... simply devine. I saw that dress while surfing online one and pulled out simplicity 1592.

Its definitely a hot dress.

Beautiful, especially the pleather accents! (And of course I love those boots!)
Great looks and I LOVE the boots!
Sheila said…
Thanks Sister. Purchased the boots a few years ago from Victoria secrets, at a ridiculous price. Luckily purchased 2 more pair (grey and a brown) from a little boutique for less than half the price of the VS one. I love the microfiber stretch of it, it fits my calves like thick tights.
Sheila said…
Hi Rachelle and Thank you.
c-ing said…
Looking good. Do you think you'll be doing the jacket on 5147? I like the rounded collar and button on the sleeve.
Sheila said…
Hi Syl, so glad to hear from you and thank you. I did the jacket in 2011.

Brenda said…
Sheila, both of your dresses are beautiful! I love the idea of using the trim at the bottom.

I made a skirt this past winter that turned out a bit shorter than I liked, this is a great idea. Thanks for letting me borrow the idea, lol.

BTW, I am still partial to that black wrap dress made up in the pleather. Love. It.
Sheila said…
Hi Brenda and Thank you. We sewistas blog to chronicle our creations and inspiration. . Go forth my friend.
Dk's Wife said…
They both are so pretty. I love black and white w/ splashes of color.
Sheila said…
Thank you DK's Wife.
All I can say is WOW Sheila but that shouldn't surprise You because I'm always amazed at Your work. Both are beautiful and I especially love the black and white print dress with the raspberry jacket. That is sweet !!!
Kelroc said…
Great outfits. On trend and chic.
Sheila said…
Thank you Carolyn.
Sheila said…
Thank you Kelroc.