Monday, April 9, 2012

New Look 6089 - Orange Border Print Dress

It's somewhat rare, but once in awhile I produce something that I'm all around thrilled with. I don't feel the need to nit-pick imperfections or let myself get annoyed with what I wouldacouldashoulda done differently and I just really enjoy the finished product. That's how I feel about this dress and jacket:

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I used New Look 6089 to make these for my younger daughter. This is a great pattern. It isn't anything dramatic or unique, but the measurements and drafting are trustworthy and produce a flattering dress for a young girl.


I purchased this fabric a few months ago with my older daughter and a certain jumper pattern in mind, but it didn't work out with the double border print. To make it work here, I straightened the side seams of the skirt and just made each of the pleats deeper.

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The bodice is lined with the same fabric and it turned out to be just the right amount of yardage. I love that. No waste or pondering what to do with those scraps.

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The jacket pattern is drafted for wovens, but I wanted to use this interlock knit that coordinated well. Instead of lining it to the edge as the pattern instructs, I added facings and topstitched them. The ruffle on the sleeve is  cut as 3/4 of a circle and then gathered. I like that this allows for more fullness, with less gathering bulk. I left the hems raw.

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My little girly girl was even happier with this dress and jacket than I was. I thought she might not be so excited about the orange, but she told me it was her next favorite color after purple. Perfect!

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And, of course, the blurry twirling picture...

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7 comments:

  1. What an adorable outfit and she looks wonderful in it!

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  2. Very cute! I see why you love it!

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  3. That looks great! I love the colours and your daughter looks happy in it swirling around.

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  4. Love your fabric choices! Your daughter is just beaming - lovely!

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  5. Beautiful! I love that color combo.

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  6. I'm trying to figure out how to use a border print and I came across this post - I have the same material!

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