Sunday, October 4, 2009

Another New Look 6802

So I wanted to make NL6802 again in a less stretchy fabric to see what would happen.

And here's the result. I'm liking it. I used a novelty knit from Hancock's that I've had hibernating in my stash for probably two years. It has a really nice multicolored horizontal stripe, a little bit of shimmer, and a pointelle pattern knit into it. It has just enough horizontal stretch to make it suitable for this dress, and almost no lengthwise stretch. I think it's going to work great, because the first version of this dress had a lot of lengthwise stretch, and it tends to grow throughout the day.

The only problem is that this fabric is a tiny bit sheer, so I have to remember to wear a slip.

I pretty much made this version exactly the same as the last one, except I shortened the sleeves, and I had to cut the overlay on the crossgrain to take advantage of the stripes (and the stretch!) I love how the stripes seem to flow over the upper arm straight into the overlay. A happy accident, I assure you.

The princess likes it, too. And since I had a good 2+ yards left of this fabric, (what was I thinking buying so much?) I think I might look for a suitable pattern to make her a "matching" dress.

Now, back to the sewing room!


Lisa said...

You look good!

julia said...

You look fantastic in that dress. How clever to work the stripes to seem to flow across the sleeves into the bodice.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Great dress! I'm going to have to check that pattern out.

Meredith said...

Love it! Do you take orders? :-) Really?? Meredith

angie.a said...

Cute! And I love the shoes

Mommyof2girlz said...

Fantastic! I love the bodice work, so flattering and stylish!