Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Look 6049 and a Winner


Aloha Everyone!  Thank you for the birthday wishes.  My middle DS did us the honor of picking a name out of our "hat" to determine the winner of the Turquoise Tropics bag.

In went all the names:

And out came one lucky winner!
Bells and Whistles, Drums and Crackles, Confetti and Balloons
Congratulations Erlinda!  You have won the Turquoise Tropics cross body bag.  I have emailed you.  And thank you everyone for taking part in the give-away and stopping by to read and comment!
In other Sewing News....
I have tried a new pattern.  It is New Look 6049.  This is a Workroom from Project Runway pattern, and it features a sleeveless mini-dress and three-quarter sleeve tunic.  I made view B, the tunic, with the length of view A.  In the end, I have a fun, swingy, little, dress made out of rayon.  The rayon used to be a brand new sarong.  I loved the fabric, so decided to use it for this pattern!
I'll point out a couple of things about the pattern.  It has darts at the waist both on the front and back of the dress for shaping.  There are also bust darts.  For the tunic view, it uses facing to finish the neckline.  For the sleeveless dress, it includes instructions for lining the dress, so you don't use facing on that version.  The instructions are for an invisible zipper insertion.  I made the size 10 and did not make any changes to the pattern or to the length.  The only disappointment was that I could not ease in my sleeves without getting puckers.  I do love the slightly loose fit, bell-shaped sleeves, and neckline.  So I do plan to make this again, and I will remove some fabric out of the top of the sleeve so that future versions do not have puckers.  I didn't make a muslin, so I'll have to live with the small gathers on this version.  I love the boho feel of this dress.  I thought I would style it for colder weather.  Maybe it would work for breakfast in upcountry Maui on one of our cooler mornings in January.
 Here are close-ups of the neckline and invisible zipper.  It is hard to see the darts however.
Neckline finished with facing.  

Invisible zipper and you can see the small gathers on the sleeve head. 
And here is a final silly shot emphasizing the bell-shaped sleeves.  Overall, I'm super happy with this pattern and will be making it again!
Happy New Year Everyone!

28 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

I love the look!

Judith said...

This looks brilliant on you - the colours and style are really you! Happy New Year and will catch up with more sewing in 2013...

Carolyn said...

Happy New Year Shannon; all the best for another successful year in sewing :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Shannon, love the new dress - look forward to reading your posts in 2013

pdiddly said...

Shanon lovely new dress - have enjoyed reading your blog this year and look forward to reading it again next year.

Happy New Year - Pauline

Karin said...

You look great! I like the way that you styled the dress with knee boots and hair down; it has a real retro feel without tipping over into costume-y.
Happy New Year!

Jane M said...

I too love the retro feel of this one and you've done the perfect amount of styling. Great way to start the new year.

Jen S said...

That's a great looking dress Shannon. I love how you have styled it - you look fabulous in it!!
happy new Year!!

Linda said...

Lovely dress. I like your fabric and the dress is cute with boots. Happy New Year to you!

gwensews said...

That's cute, and has a 60s vibe. I can remember dressing in something similar in my teens.

j.kaori said...

Wonderful dress! I love the simple style and the print you chose. The boots are cool! Happy new year!

Mrs K said...

Lovely dress - looks great. Happy New Year!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

super cute, love the fabric. (and I bought that pattern too, didn't even notice the tunic...) Happy New Year, Beth

meli88a said...

So cute! The fabric is such a good choice for this dress.

Kyle said...

Very cute with a 60's retro feel (which you know I love!)
I also love how this is your "cold weather" wear. :)
Aloha!!

mom said...

Cute as can be...Reminds me of something Twiggy would wear. Always did like brown & turquoise.

fabric epiphanies said...

That is a pretty dress. It is a little 60's looking.

Happy New Year!

SEWN said...

Love this dress on you. Great fabric pick. Happy new year!

kathy said...

Super Cute dress. Love the colors on you.

We are super cold right now - around 28' here in canbyland. No snow as we are nearby three rivers which keeps us slightly tropical. lol

Vanessa said...

Happy New Year Shannon! You look wonderful in this dress! The colors are nice.

Anna Christina said...

Wish I could pull off that style. It is so cute! I was looking at a Silpada necklace today that looks a lot like the one you are wearing. After seeing this styling, I have to get it.

Diana said...

So cute and you look so pretty in this printed dress!

Gabrielle Corbett said...

Sorry I'm so late with this comment! Your new dress is a lovely style on you - it reminds me of 60s styles, especially with your cute boots!

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velosewer said...

Fantastic style and styling. Love this dress.

Joy said...

Super cute dress! It's very sixties; I especially like the bell sleeves. Although I like the look, I don't enjoy wearing them, so maybe cropped is the way to go!

And Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

Definitely make this again.

Stephanie Newman said...

Great little dress! It looks really cute on you. I hope to make this one as well.
-Stephanie (slmstyle on Patternreview.com)