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« on: August 13, 2009 12:24:08 AM »


it's been a long time since I've last posted.
I had some leftover from one of the formal dresses I sewed last year so I decided to finally try out the newlook 6749 that I always wanted to sew. I fell in love with the picture on the pattern envelope.

Here's the result:

and a picture of the back using the flash light to show off the shiny fabric

I love the final result - especially the neck line, but it's been a long way there.
The instructions call to finish the bodice first, sewing together lining and fabric in one continuous process. Last thing you do is sewing in the zipper. This is where I found out the hard way that I had to take in 2-3 inch. No fun ripping out the zipper twice...
I also had to adjust the darts in the back to minimize the tucking. It's not perfect, but way better.

Thanks for looking! Comments and criticism very welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009 01:06:41 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009 02:51:13 AM »

It looks great and the fabric is really pretty.

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009 06:58:23 AM »

very pretty! i love the fabric!
i have used that pattern before and i remember the drama with the neckline. it looks good when it is complete, but oh what a pain it was to get right!

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009 07:44:13 AM »

I love it! That fabric is gorgeous and the neckline might have been a pain but it looks so nice on you!
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009 08:35:55 AM »

That neckline and those sleeves sit really well. This shape is the best for me, and it looks great on you.

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2009 03:16:32 AM »

Thanks for your comments! I really look forward to wear it at a friend's wedding
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009 09:48:10 PM »

lovely! you look great on your beautiful new dress!!!!!
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