Tuesday, 9 August 2011

New Look 6968 - something on the go at last!

Well, aside from clothes for Sally and the liquorice allsorts top there's been no sewing for me.  I am working on a wedding dress that's due early September and am at a standstill until the next fitting tomorrow evening so today I started work on New Look 6968 for me.

I'm working on view D, collar and sleeves included.  Having seen Kirsty's version and reading how well she found it went together I though I should give this pattern a chance too.  So far I have cut and fitted the tissue and am really pleased with the fit. It will be made up in some cotton "tweed look" fabric I purchased from Fabricland a few weeks ago.

I cut a size 12 top, graded out to a 14 at the waist.  The sleeves are cut to a 14 and the skirt section is a 14 graded to a 16 at the thighs to assist with fit over my pear shape.  I also had to take the back in approx 1.5cms  from the neck to the waist.  I used the size 14 bust dart and lowered the top of the waist dart by approx 1.5cms to accommodate fit around my bust.  So far it looks to be a super fit and shape (plus I've lost approx 9lbs over the last 6 weeks so clothes and patterns are fitting again - the lumps and bumps around my tummy, hips and thighs are smoothing out!)

Photos of alterations and fabric to follow, I was in a rush today. 

I'm reviewing my wardrobe (again) for Autumn as I have just been offered a PA role for a great company based in Swindon.  It's a 3 month contract initially with a view to permanent.  At the moment I have a lot of joggers, flip flops and summer skirts in the wardrobe - not suitable for the office environment.  I did have to buy a suit for my interviews as I just wasn't organised enough to make one in time.  But the offer has given me a reason to sew the clothes I love, smart and fitted so Betty will be busy over the next couple of weeks!

More to follow on the dress over the week. 


Eugenia said...

Congratulations on your new job! I love the dress pattern (I have it in my stash but haven't made it yet) and I'm looking forward to seeing the fabric you have chosen for it.

Debi said...

YAY! congrats on the new job! I absolutely love this pattern and can't wait to see what you make!

Kimberly said...

am interested to see how your dress turns out. i recently saw NL6909 in Jo-Anns front window and thought it might be fun (looks quite similar). http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qU0KrKqSMog/TjaRhITNeGI/AAAAAAAAASw/eibbexUnH1Q/s1600/0728111045.jpg

Irene said...

Congratulations on the job! Can't wait to see the new dress.

sew vala said...

Congratulations on the new job. I also love that pattern.