New Look 6799 - The Floral Sheath

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Project Details

New Look 6799, view C
Fabric: floral cotton pique
Notions: 20" invisible zipper; hooks and eyes; hem tape

This is my first piece from my Mini-Wardrobe.

The instructions were very easy to follow... so easy that I barely used them! The drafting of the pattern was fine. The pattern envelope illustration was deceptive. The neckline on the illustration was exaggerated and no where near as wide. It's a good thing there was actually a photograph of an actual dress.

I had to make several pattern alterations. I made a 1" FBA, raised the horizontal dart, graded the skirt up to the next size at the widest point of my hip and added 3" to the skirt length. The pattern instructed for only the bodice to be lined, but I'm a "fully-lined" kinda girl. I eliminated the loop closures and just went for hook and eyes. I made a 1" hem and secured the lining to French vent. I was concerned if my bra straps would show, but they didn't. I still plan to pick up some tiny snaps and add bra strap holders to the shoulder area for extra security. This is a great pattern and I could see this done up in an evening fabric for a great cocktail dress too!

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