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« on: June 03, 2009 04:31:40 AM »

I have 2 really nice jersey dresses which are very useful for work all year round.  They are now getting on a bit and need replacing, but they were expensive.  So instead of buying replacements I thought I'd sew some. 

I already had pattern 6697 New Look & decided to make size 18 shape A.  I bought non sale Blue Jersey knit for 3.99/metre.  I bought too much, but good knit for shorts for son or lazy house pants for me.

I've never sewn knit before.  This was quite heavy knit too.  In hindsight, the fabric weight is more suited to yoga pants or hoodies than a dress, but it'll do.  The colour is as bright as in the photo and makes me look a bit fat!

The pattern was easy to follow and quick to make.  I didn't put in the elastic waist as not fan of elastic on my waist.  I intend to wear with a belt.  the pic below is skinny belt, but I might wear a wider one in reality.  also the shoulders were too long, so I put some small tuck pleat folds to compensate.  also when doing the sleeves I had excess, so I did a bit of gathering on the shoulder.
Yes the front fold and hem were meant to curl, but didn't do it quite enough.

Enough waffle, here are the pics.  taken by my hubby - VERY LATE last night.  Please excuse the wine/dog bowls and my general kitchen untidiness.  It got sorted once I finished the dress




without belt - it is a bit big!  needs belt though



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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009 04:40:01 AM »

That looks great! I love the color, how was the pattern? I have been toying with the idea of getting this one.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009 04:47:08 AM »

I love the way your dress turned out!
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009 05:13:10 AM »

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That looks great! I love the color, how was the pattern? I have been toying with the idea of getting this one.

very easy for some with minor skill.  Nearly put fake wrap front skirt on wrong way round!  and I mentioned about the shoulders - this was odd as I am fair broad on the shoulder.  I make not have sewn the arms using the whole 5/8 inch seam allowance which is why.

I'd make again, but in less bold fabric & in lighter kinit!
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009 06:22:25 AM »

I like it!  Jersey is a nightmare for me to sew, I don't have a big table so it hangs down and stretches  Roll Eyes  It looks like a good basic pattern for you, make more!  Some summery printed fabric would make a great dress Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009 07:21:25 AM »

Nice job! I love that when things weren't fitting quite right you found a way to add some neat detailing and make it fit at the same time. It looks great on you, too.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009 08:21:40 AM »

I really like the color and the dress looks good on you.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009 12:31:53 PM »

Great color and beautiful work!  I love the neckline especially and your belt idea really adds to it.  I like the details and color of yours better than mine!
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