Added Aug 28, 2010
This is one of New Look’s ‘fast and easy’ patterns (6826) and it definitely lives up to its name.
I learnt how to do invisible zips properly (although you can see it needs much more practise) thanks to grosgrain’s brilliant tutorial on her blog :-) Before this project I was trying to fold the fabric back and sew the zip onto that. Don’t know what I was thinking! And by the way, the only zip I had was yellow and I couldn’t wait til the next day to go out and get a grey one!
The fit is not great; the bodice fits nicely and it’s the right width around my hips but there’s a lot of spare fabric round my waist which is annoying. Being a pear shape this is something I’ll have to learn to remedy but have no idea how. If anyone can make any suggestions I’d be grateful. Perhaps is a more drapey fabric it wouldn’t notice as much.
I will wear it with pride though :-) I am going to buy some purple biker boots to wear with it :-D
IKEA fairly heavy cotton.
- grosgrain's invisible zip tutorial