A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October News Announcement: Crafting your Halloween costume this year?  Enter it for a chance to win prizes!  Read the spooktacular details here.
Total Members: 308,450
Currently Running With Scissors:
445 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: knit dress New look 6722 how does it look?  (Read 955 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: March 06, 2008 01:56:46 PM »

So i made this pattern New Look 6722 view B.  I am having mixed feelings on it. I like it somewhat.. but I think the skirt part is too wide--I feel like it should be a maternity dress... : /

Should I take in the skirt part some?  It also seems kind of plain? Any ideas to spruce it up?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008 02:08:19 PM »

I think that the skirt portion is fine - it hangs nicely against your body so I don't think you need to take it in.

If you think it looks too plain, you could always add some sort of trim to the midsection of the dress???

Offline Offline

Posts: 72
Joined: 05-Oct-2006

Lay Bare The Soul

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008 02:57:01 PM »

I love it! I just paid like $25 for a dress really close to that!!
Mine has a knitted belt kinda thing on the front. That could be really cool on yours to give it a little texture! Maybe a really wide red belt would look awesome too!
honastly though i like it just how it is too.
Good JOb!
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008 03:20:21 PM »

I think the dress looks okay as is, but there are a couple things that could make it more flattering.  To me, the empire waist dress has to be done really well to avoid the maternity wear look.  There are a couple ways to do that.  One would be to make a wider waistband (maybe about four inches) so that the skirt starts lower on your ribcage, rather than right under the bust.  If you like a skinnier waistband, you could keep the fullness of the skirt by gathering at the back instead of at the front, so the front hangs smoother.  If it were a woven fabric, I'd suggest flat pleats to keep the fullness while making the front neater.

I LOVE the colour of the fabric!  It looks amazing against your skintone!

Jamais sans mes ciseaux.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008 06:33:58 PM »

thanks everyone...
and thanks for the tips dancedupapillon Smiley I'll have to try those next time~!
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008 08:02:37 PM »

I think that it looks adorable, but I know how you feel about the skirt even though it doesn't look like maternity to me. It is the fault of the fullness caused by gathering -if you change anything about the skirt, I would take it off and replace the gathering with evenly distributed pleats - keeping the fullness at the bottomand smoothing out the fullness that  you do not want. I mostly favor pleats of some sort over gathering any more. You should hear me yelling it at the tv screen during project runway.

All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin' In The Sun,
Talkin' 'Bout The Things
They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done...
But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All Ran Away And Hid
From One Little Did. -Shel Silverstein
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008 08:04:27 PM »

sorry about repeating the pleat idea - also, very nice on fitting the neckline; I always have trouble getting that lay nicely.

All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin' In The Sun,
Talkin' 'Bout The Things
They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done...
But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All Ran Away And Hid
From One Little Did. -Shel Silverstein
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2008 06:56:33 AM »

I would do some embroidery or beading on the band in the middle Smiley

Visit my Blog
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2008 05:03:06 PM »

empire waists are VERY tricky. i see them in a lot of patterns, but honestly, they only look good on the drawings on the envelope.

i think the dress looks great, the skirt looks great and should be full with an empire waist, unless you want it a close fitting dress. i think the dress just needs accessories, like a chunky necklace and a bracelet.
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2008 10:56:54 PM »

I think the dress looks really nice, and I'm not really getting a "maternity" vibe from it at all.  I agree that accessorizing will give it a little more personality -- bold jewelry or a fun scarf and it will be great!  Very nicely done!  Smiley

My sewing message board: Sew What's Up
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Spooky Halloween Shrubs
Tute Tuesday: No Sew Candy Costume
Awww, nuts...

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.