Friday, July 16, 2010

New Look 6884 - Green striped dress

I was pretty happy with the look of this dress on my daughter and wanted to use the pattern again.  New Look 6884 has several different views and I think the collar, sleeve and ruffle choices make them look pretty different from each other.  For this dress, I left off the collar and used the cap sleeves with elastic bands.

New Look 6884

My MIL picked up the fabric awhile ago and I'm really liking all the stripes in the dress.  There are a lot of places where the stripes could match up, but they don't at any one of the places.  Not from bodice to skirt (neither front nor back) or at the shoulders. I cut this out several weeks ago and I can't remember if I just didn't think to match them up or if I decided it would be okay to ignore it this time. The stripe repeat is rather large, so it would have taken some work to get it matching, but probably still would have been good to do.

New Look 6884

The sleeves are cut on the bias and have a partial elastic band at the bottom.  Bias binding finishes the lower edge and creates the elastic casing.  The armhole seam is finished with bias binding, too.  I didn't take any pictures of the inside, but it looks nice and clean.

New Look 6884

The pattern includes shorts to wear under the dress.  I usually make shorts for my daughter to wear under skirts and dresses, so I liked that a pattern was included.

I like seeing my girls in dresses for summer play and this one fits it's purpose well. The wrinkles are evidence of a good day of play.

New Look 6884

8 comments:

  1. Really cute! Your daughter looks very happy with it, which is a good thing. :)

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  2. Cute dress! I love the fabric.

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  4. (oops) Love it!
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  5. That's a really great summer dress and your daughter looks adorable in it!

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  6. Your daughter looks adorable in her dress. It is ANother great looking dress. I love the fabric and not matching the stripes worked out well, it actually looks perfect as is. Great idea for the shorts too.

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  7. Hi, I'm putting together this dress, so funny that we choose same combination but I'm having issues with the sleeves. Can you please help???

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