Welcome to the first post of 2019. I hope everyone had a great New Year’s.
My sewing goals for this year are: (1) to use as much of my stash fabric as possible, and only buy new fabric when it is for a specific project only; and (2) finish as many of my incomplete projects as possible.
One of my unfinished projects is New Look 6145 with which I had planned for a long time to make in this geometric printed cotton sateen, bought about 3-4 years ago. I finally started making it in February last year. I was about 4 months pregnant at the time and thought the intended ease and shape of the shift dress would be suitable. However, I quickly found out that it wasn’t the case, probably due to the heavier weight of the fabric chosen, and less ease in the pattern than I had expected. In the end, I abandoned this project and made McCall’s 7505, also a shift dress but with heaps more ease, in March.
Anyway, so it’s time to dig this project out from the vaults of the cupboard!
- Pattern: New Look 6145, I made View C, rated “EASY”.
- Size made: A: Sizes 8-18 included, I made size 8.
- Pattern pieces: 6 pieces for View C.
- Fabric used: Geometric printed cotton sateen [97% cotton, 3% spandex], 127cm width, 2m length, made in China, bought from Spotlight.
- New Techniques used: First time making a funnel roll-neck collar.
- Modifications: Eliminated the back vent; Shortened dress by 6cm and sleeves by 2cm.
I wore this out and had dinner as well – it is very comfortable to wear and has room for me to move about in it.
My next project is probably going to be from my unfinished pile as well. And then possibly a new project after that. For now, I’m going to enjoy the rest of January – I hope you do too. Until next time!