New Look 6912 - One-shoulder Dress7:30 PM
Pattern: New Look 6912, view C
Description: Asymmetrical neckline with single shoulder strap; fitted; invisible side zipper; gathers at empire waist.
Pattern Sizing: 4 - 16, I cut the 14 in the bodice and graded up to a 16 at the hip.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much.
Fabric: A denim-looking striped fabric. Fiber content is unknown but it does contain lycra.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I've been wanting to sew a one-shoulder dress for a while now and I really liked the style of this pattern so I thought I'd give it a shot. They only thing I didn't like about this dress pattern is that there wasn't a lining drafted.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I cut the longest version of view C and didn't have to make my normal lengthening alteration. I cut the bodice in the size 14 and graded to the 16 to accomodate the widest point of my hips.
Conclusion: I love the style of this dress, but I hate the fabric I selected. It wrinkles like crazy! From the pictures, it looks as if I've been sitting all day in this dress. Those wrinkles are from just putting it on. I had planned on adding a lining, but as I worked I realized I just didn't love the fabric. Let's call this a "wearable muslin". I'm sure there will be a NL 6912 2.0 -- in better fabric!