New Look 6224, view D. Misses dress with sleeve options. A great wardrobe builder.
Purple/grey/silver floral, rayon type (read: slippery) from Colorado Fabrics. I barely had enough to cut it out. I was very creative with the layout.
Hand picked side seam zipper, stay tape neckline & shoulder seams, French seam finishing including armholes
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were finished sewing? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, although I rarely follow the directions & mainly use them as guidelines.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I graded the bodice side seams from size 12 (armhole) to size 16 (waist) and shortened the sleeves by 3” (lack of farbic).
Wear again? Yes.
Sew again? Yes.
Recommend to others? Yes.
Thoughts: I really like this dress pattern. (And, yes, I know the hem is a bit wonky. I think the fabric stretched out a bit.) It took me a long time to sew this up, mostly because I was unsure how to put in a side seam hand-picked zipper and the hand sewing of the neckline & sleeve finishings. I may try another method when I make it again.
Overall, it’s a great addition and so versatile. Depending on the fabric you choose & the sleeve option it can be made into a Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer Dress.
Tell me: What is your favorite wardrobe builder pattern?