Is there anyone else who finds sewing pattern’s challenging???? I have a few half completed projects. Simply because I have no idea what the pattern requires. I have to confess some times I am just too ambitious for my sewing skill level. I see a cute pattern and say “oh I have to try and make that”…… only for it to end disastrously…..lol. So instead of taking a negative approach(banning patterns for life)….I decided to ease my way into thing’s.
I will say, that this approach is working well. I didn’t have any angry outburst nor did I feel like a failure. I completed the garment and even made a few small modifications to suit my needs.
For this dress I used New Look Pattern 6298 View D.
I used a jersey knit with a prism square design from GirlCharlee.com for front and sleeve’s similar here and a solid black double knit for my back piece from my local Hancock Fabric’s.
I made the following alterations.
• Used a contrasting fabric for the back.
• I did not add the hem band.
• Had to take in a total of 2″. 1″ at each side seam ( I suggest cutting a size smaller, which should help you avoid dealing with fitting adjustments.)
Sewed with a twin needle for the first time. Which was very easy and now I wonder…..why have I not been sewing knits this way all along????….lol.
The pattern was very easy to follow and my garment looked as pictured.
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Until Next Time,