Monday, July 14, 2008
New Look 6799, a dress to wear out for a B'day dinner
What do you know, another Finished item to show.
Gaylen, Michellers, and a few of you know why it's so hard for me to finish this and put this pic up right now. (and that's not to mention the fact that my bra strap was falling down when dh took the pic, sigh).
Pattern New Look 6799
looks as if this one is sold out again, as it's showing unavailable on the website. I bought the pattern at a local Hancocks about 2 months ago.
I made dress View C
Pattern Sizing: regular size 8-18. I had to do a bit of pattern alteration to make the skirt fit.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the fact that with some really basic pattern alteration (adding to the skirt seam allowances, small sway back adj, and an FBA), this pattern fit without a lot of maneuvering. Lately I've encountered some really wonky patterns, so it was nice to just make the basics and have it fit.
sailboat print is a fairly hefty woven cotton/lycra blend.
I used a large waffle pique for the contrast bands, and then a small pique in black for the piping in the skirt princess seams.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might make this again. I only had a bit of each pique, but I have enough of each left over to make another, and I have enough of the red/black and white print that I made Katie's game day dress out of, and since it appears that I'm going to need a casual work wardrobe coming soon, I might just whip another one up. The construction on this is straightforward and the dress makes up fast.
Thank you to all who left comments here, sent emails or sent e-cards (wow, what fun to get a slew of those in my mailbox) and who called to wish me a Happy Birthday.
I had an excellent day.
And today I went for my annual physical. My doc has suggested a program called Take Shape for Life, that features MediFast meals. It's a doc supervised program, at least out of her office.
I'm looking into it. She's got her office staff on it, and she's recommending it for her patients who need to lose weight. If I choose to go on it, I'll be monitored by her office. And she's in agreement that I need to lose weight.
And finally, on the comments. Thank you all for stopping by and leaving a note that you've been here - all of us bloggers of course love comments.
Truly, I wasn't trying to put myself up for sainthood by documenting the draping process - as I wrote - it was fun, and we were both happy with the results (mostly).
I'd like to welcome some new commenters, Rae, Kristine, Denise and Spunsilver (see you Thurs night) I'd like to thank you for stopping by and leaving a message.
Rae, I'll be back up and on the Bay in 3 weeks. Is Jennifer still at the mag? Denise, thank you for posting the link to your s-in-law's Klimt needlepoint pillows. They're gorgeous!