|New Look A6180 Shirt dress|
Doesn't this model look like Taylor Swift?
So I put the pattern away and made a note of the excessive ease, then on Thursday night I realized I didn't have anything patriotic or even red or blue to wear to church on Sunday. I pulled out the pattern again and did my usual (Fitting Finesse with Nancy Zieman) changes to the pattern. I only used 3" of ease in the bust area and waist and 10" in the hips.
I received so many compliments at church on the dress. I am planning to make it again and I am thinking I will only make 2" of wearing ease on the top. I now am a size 18. On the second try I am thinking a straight 18 with my usual hip adjustments will work just fine!
|New Look A6180 Shirt Dress Front View|
|Fabric Close up|
I really like the fit of the dress and I love the back yoke. The collar gave me a bit of a time and I do feel a little like Elvis when I wore it, I think I will just have to get use to it. I may even put pockets in the next version.
|New Look 6180 Back View|
The matching fabric belt needed to be interfaced. I wore it Sunday morning to church and by the time it was over the belt had crumpled into half it size and twisted like crazy. I am thinking that a little structure to the belt will help a lot.
The sleeve design were really cute. It perked up the otherwise plain sleeve.
|New Look A6180 Sleeve View|
Until next time....................