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Sew Elegant: New Look 6618

Sew Elegant: New Look 6618

Took a short break between a few of my more complicated May projects to make this dress for an event I attended last week. This dress was just what I needed, it was simple yet elegant, and it only took two days to make. My local hobby lobby expanded its fabric section (slightly), and I am so excited. I came across this techno-crepe fabric, which was in stock in oxblood and black. I went with the oxblood because I have been expanding my wardrobe color palette. This fabric drape and texture is fantastic. It is medium weight, with 5% spandex, a crepe backing, and smooth satin hand.

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New Look 6618 is a very light and flowy design.  My dress is a combination of two views: View A wrap tie finish, with View C length and sleeveless option. Initially, I wanted this to be View C entirely, but after I baste stitched the straps into place, I realized the fullness in the back wasn't flattering for my figure.  I removed my baste stitches and proceeded to finish my dress as instructed for view A.  I love the gathered look and who doesn't appreciate being able to make a nice dress without dealing with bust darts. Based on past experiences with New Look patterns, I went with the size 8 instead of the suggested size 12; I knew a 12 would swallow me.  I did grade to a 12 from the neck to the armscye through the bust and I graded back to an 8 from the bust to the waist.  I paired this dress with my purvista pumps by Jessica Simpson, which I’ve been waiting to wear since spring hit!

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A Quilted Design: Simplicity 8304

A Quilted Design: Simplicity 8304

Made it Reversible: Part 1

Made it Reversible: Part 1