Happy Friday! Hope you are all looking forward to a sewtastic weekend! My MIL is up from Kent for the weekend and she always takes the kids out for long day trips so Yip Yip I get a lot of sewing time :-).
But before all that I present to you New Look 6803. For the first time in quite a while, I have tried a pattern that just did not work. I bought this pattern during the New Look 6803 half price sale in January. I was attracted to the pleated neckilne on view B. Its a cute looking dress.
I cut the smallest size on the pattern and used some drapey polyester to make a muslin. The fabric came from from a closing down sale at £1/m so I will be using it for muslins a lot. The colour is not inspirational but it will be useful.
Cutting out and sewing up were very easy. However……The dress did not look at all how I pictured it would on me.
In hindsight the pleats at the neckline created a maternity like feel and look. Its OK but I have been pregnant a LOT over the last 5 years and I am over that look! No matter which way I tried to pin it just wasn’t working for me without putting in darts etc. I might as well use a pattern that has more shaping in it. I like to have some shaping around the bust at least. I think its a good pattern – I saw on Pattern Review some versions that looked great but its not for me.
Verdict: I will not be making this again. I am going to try , view C the kaftan top. It might work better.
Thought I’d share this conversation with my photographer.
Me: Can you take a couple of pictures please?
Mr SNS : Sure I ‘ll grab my phone while you change.
Me: I am dressed.
Mr. SNS : <raises an eyebrow> Thats for your blog?
Me: Yes. Dont you like it?
Mr SNS: <scans dress head to toe> It makes you look like…..<tilts head to the left>…. a sack of potatoes?….
Me: <sigh> Just take the F*$King pictures.
Happy sewing everyone! Off to make some spring summer pyjamas for my boys. Thats 3 pairs of pyjama bottoms and 2 tops 😉