Added Jun 24, 2010
This is a midnight blue shift dress – hence the name. . .(cheesy attempt at humour . . .)
I used Newlook 6727 (I think this is discontinued now). I chose the view with darts, hoping for a less sack-like look and pinched the sash from another view (still deciding if I like it or not). I also shortened the sleeves so they just sit past the elbow. Added side pockets.
I am in two minds about how this dress looks. I like the boat neck line, but I am not sure if it sits just right (seemed ok on muslin and I did stay stitch this time!). The plan is to wear it as is or with a skivvy (turtleneck) underneath when colder. Feel free to comment honestly – ie “you look like a dork in a dress Ness”!
I thought I checked the final length before I started but I really should have doubled checked against waistline – as it turned out just a touch shorter than I liked (even after employing a fab new way of hemming I’ve just discovered called a “faced hem” – refer to below link for further information!!!).
Last shot shows me at “work’n” in my “sewing area” (our dining room . . . ). Look closely – and you see all the essential items for any sewing project. . . ;)-
Thanks for looking Darls!
Midnight blue stretch cotton poplin. Usual lining material for lining.
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