Thursday, July 7, 2011
New Look 6587 - Patternreview
Pattern Sizing: NL sizes 8-18, which are slightly bigger than the Big 4's version of those sizes. By my measurements in NL, I'm a solid 14, but if I'd cut a 14, I'd have been swimming in it. I made a 12, and the fit is good, but still a little roomier than I would have expected. Diet? I don't need no stinking diet, I'm gonna make a New Look pattern and LOOK like I went on a diet!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, pretty much so. The scoop is almost Burda-low; it definitely requires my better bras or there'd be a little gappage.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't really look at them until afterward (BWOF has me properly trained) but they seemed clear, and this is a pretty straightforward pattern.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes. I'm on a dress kick right now, particularly dresses with skirts. Since I don't have the waistline I'd like, I'm creating the illusion that I do by adding more skirt. I don't know if it's fooling anybody, but I'm enjoying swishing around in all this fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Nothing major, other than adding horsehair braid to the hem to give it a little structure since my fabric is really drapy (or limp, depending on how humid your summers are).
Additionally, as a few other reviews have mentioned, this pattern is a little short-waisted. I lengthened it by an inch and it's just barely where I wanted it.
I picked off the sleeve, turned it right side out, repinned, re-sewed, and went back to the living room. Where I discovered that the sleeve was right side out, but somehow, I'd sewn it on UPSIDE DOWN.
And it was only around 10:30 p.m. And there was no wine involved, really. Let's just say I taught the cats a few new words, stopped for the night and started over again the next day, when everything went well.
Come to think of it, that's probably why I managed to make 11 flawless buttonholes. The sewing gods were being apologetic after ruining my evening the night before.
Conclusion: Cute dress with a few options. If you make sure to sew everything together right side out, it doesn't take long at all!
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Very cute dress, I like your fabric.
Pretty summer dress!
This lovely dress was well worth the trials and tribulations with that sleeve. Looks cool and breezy, something welcome in the northeast right now.
It's funny how fabric choice can completely change the look of a dress. I wouldn't be too excited about the dresses on the pattern envelope. But your fabric choice makes the dress look less "June Cleaver-ish" and so much more sophisticated.
I love it! I have this pattern and you have inspired me to pull it out and get it done this summer.
Cute dress! When are we going to see it on you?
I like the dress...it is a pattern I have been eyeing for quite awhile.
Maybe when I tackle the buttonholes and master them, I'll try this one...not so far in the future I pray! :)
Very cute dress indeed!
Looks like you found yourself a lovely reliable pattern! And good for you for sewing your Paris fabric. I have another piece that I swear I will get to this summer. (Maybe.)
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