Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Look 6968


This is one of those patterns that experienced sewers describe as very simple to put together. For sewers like me, on the other hand, nothing is simple: despite the fact that I made a full muslin for this dress before starting on the real thing I still had to put in nearly every seam twice. I also experienced a crisis of faith near the end when my fabric choice seemed all wrong, the silhouette blah, the fit depressing. I persevered, however, on the theory that the only way to get better at something is to put in hours doing it, whether or not the outcome is any good. And in the end, it's ok. Also, it's my first ever invisible zipper!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent fit on both dresses!

Pammie said...

I love the dress - And, LOVE the fabric - where did you get it - my brother's fiance' loves BAMA (U of AL) - I'd love to make her something out of this material.

Heather said...

Hi Pammie--Thanks! The fabric is from gorgeousfabrics.com; I can't believe the Bama connection didn't occur to me. Roll Tide!

GodsgirlT said...

Nice job! Love the print and the dress looks great on you!

buy rift account said...

Great! love the outfit.=D

patti said...

I love the fabric and the fit. You did a good job and you learn from every challenging sewing experience. Sew On!

Alice said...

I really do like your version of this dress a lot.

The fit looks great and the fabric is so lovely.