Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dress Done: For Now

I have tentatively completed the New Look 6557 dress for my friend. She choose view A, which, upon completion, looks a little Marilyn Monroey. It must be the color we chose, because looking at the pattern cover I don't make that association.


Anyhow, I say that I've tentatively finished because she's not here to try it on. But I'll be in Hawai'i this weekend, yay! I anticipate having to take it in a bit. Also, I left it unhemmed so that she could choose the length and I'd only have to do the hem once.


I don't have a dress form, so this was the best I could do for a photo, sorry!

All in all, it was pretty easy to put together. Rather, it would have been, had my brain been functioning. Because I again made several mistakes. I think maybe when I transferred the markings I wasn't very accurate and this didn't help. I kept sewing the pieces on the wrong way.

I might make a version of this for myself eventually. I'm leaning toward view D (the turquoise one on the cover). The v-neck dips a little low for me. It looks pretty but I know the dress would end up languishing in the closet if I did that version. Whereas I think the neckline in view D should be more within my comfort zone.

Here's a close-up of the inside bodice lining:


Doing the lining was easier than I anticipated too and I'm pretty happy with the turn-out. :) The instructions didn't indicate to cover the lower bodice seam though, and I thought it looked unfinished (especially for my friend who is accustomed to Ready-to-Wear) so I (badly) finished it with some commercial pink bias tape that I had on-hand.

I hope she likes it and it fits! I'll take a photo of her modelling it in Hawai'i :)

6 comments:

  1. Have a fabulous time in Hawai'i! Climb Diamondhead if you get a chance ;) Love the dress!

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  2. I think this is a wonderful dress and I am sure that your friend will like it very much.You must make one for yourself.Have a great time in Hawai'i.... I am very envious

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  3. That's so pretty! I actually have that pattern, I think I should take it out next summer for a sundress!

    Have fun in Hawai'i, I'm looking forward to the pics!

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  4. Is this for Chels? I thought you were making one for Jo?

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  5. Keri, yes this is for Chels. I'm making Jo Ann the skirt. I finished her trial version (and it fits) but the real version will have to wait 'til after Christmas.

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  6. I'm sure she will love it! So generous of you to make a dress for a friend... and I think you will look lovely in one just like this yourself too!

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