Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Look 6429

My latest finished creation - New Look 6429. This is made from a viscose jersey in a colour called Aubergine bought from Tessuti in Melbourne. I made no alterations but did make a size smaller than my listed size (as suggested by reviews on Pattern Review) .

I love this dress and it was easy to put together. The only dOH moment was that I have wrapped it the wrong way as I cut the fabric wrong side up instead of the right side up (there is a reason to read the pattern directions!)

My only quibble would be that the neckline is low. However it is exactly as it looks on the pattern cover so I should have realised it would be! I wanted to wear this to work so will have to use cami's with it. It is wearable without a cami and would be lovely for a night out but not for work!

I want to make anther one and try and raise the neckline as I like it so much. My biggest problem is that I would like to make it in another plain colour but they seem to be hard to come by... why are their so many patterned jerseys but hardly any plain ones?.. *sulk*... I will just have to keep looking..

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This dress is a winner just like everyone raved about on Pattern Review!

16 comments:

  1. What a great job you did. The dress looks so lovely and you look beautiful and very elegant wearing it. My compliments!

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  2. You got a terrific fit on that dress. Very nice.

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  3. I agree the dress fits you perfectly. You look great.

    That pattern has been on my sewing list for some time, mainly b/c it took a while before I was able to get my hands on the pattern. Once I got the pattern I was off again in search for another pattern...lol

    Thanks for the lovely compliment on my outfit.

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  4. A very beautiful dress and very elegant! It is your fabulous!

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  5. The fit is perfect! I can see why you would want another :)

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  6. Love it! Looks so nice on you and looks "dressed" yet comfortable.

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  7. Nicely done Sue. My solution for low cut wrap dresses is to wear a lace singlet in the same colour as the fabric. I'm not clever enough to work out how to raise the neckline.

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  8. I love your dress, it looks great in a solid colour. I've made this twice in printed jersey and they don't look anywhere near as good as your version. Maybe I'll try a third time now after seeing how good yours has turned out

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  9. Very pretty! You know, I think we become so used to the pattern envelopes not looking at all like the garments we sew that we really don't pay that much attention to the nuances like necklines!

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  10. Oh! This is fantastic! It is just the kind of dress I've been wanting to make! Now I know what pattern to look for! Looks great on you too. Good job!

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  11. Hi first time commenting here. Looks great :-) I'm wondering whether the Casino knit at www.knitwit.com.au would be suitable for you?

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  12. You look so gorgeous, I love this version. The pattern is well drafted and it flatters every figure. Thanks for stopping by my blog, my first time here too. Have a nice week

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  13. very cute! i was going to make the same dress, good to see how it will look finished. looks great on you

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