Two new dresses for Girl M. Simplicity 1612 View A again. I'm thinking I might just make me a dress out of this pattern! I thought green would look good with Girl M's hair color. The only green fabric in my stash was this pique knit. I had never sewn with pique knit. It cut easily and sewed up beautifully. It had a 2-way stretch which I didn't think about until she tried on the dress. I could have given her just a little more circumference in the chest area. But she said it was ok.
|Simplicity 1612 Green pique Knit Dress|
|Simplicity 1612 Green Pique Knit|
I bought the McCall 6074 pattern a few years back in hopes to make myself something. Girl M got the first version. It was an easy sew and she liked the fabric print I picked out for her.
I trimmed 1/2" from the neckline and used fold over elastic. The armholes I just folded and top-stitched.
|McCall 6074 ITY Knit Dress|
Next time I will lower the elastic by 5/8". She even like the way the print is split light on one side, dark on the other. I could have turned the fabric print the other way but it wouldn't have given her much stretch around her. But as long as she likes it, it's ok with me.
Until next time................