I recently challenged myself to two things:
(1) A fabric fast until the end of the year. I have ENTIRELY too much fabric in my stash. So from now until the end of the year, anything I make, the fabric has to come from my stash (other than lining/notions).
(2) To finish up some Unfinished Objects (UFOs). This is one of those UFOs.
I started on this dress some time last year. It was too big and needed some fitting and I just wasn't ready to tackle it at the time. I finally finished it last week.
Here's my pattern review. New Look 6124
Pattern Description: Misses sheath dress with peplum option, and sleeve and neckline variations. New look sewing pattern.
I made View E.
I cut a 14 but ended up having to take quite a bit of slack out.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the princess seams.
This was a UFO from last year. I want to say the fabric was a knit from Joann with a lace design. It was somewhat sheer so I lined it with crepe the closest I could find to the same color.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I fully lined the dress. I'm not 100% but I believe the pattern called for facings.
In hindsight I should have interfaced the sleeves as they are quite floppy.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would definitely sew this dress again - perhaps without the cap sleeves. I don't think this particular sleeve/length is flattering on me. It's such a classic style. Made in a basic color, this would definitely be a wardrobe builder.
I also plan to make View D.