Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ready for Fall with New Look 6301


New Look 6301

Pattern:
New Look 6301, View A



Fabric:
Brown organic cotton jersey
Can't remember if I got it from Fabric.com or High Fashion Fabrics.
Tends to want to stick to itself........

Construction:
Easy to follow directions.  
Used knit stay tapes on the neckline.
Changed the neckline edging to a narrow strip and then topstitched down the edging.
Used clear elastic serged to the waist seam.  
See the following pictures:
Serged clear elastic to waist seam

Front neckline topstitched

Fitting Notes:

The belt is TOO SHORT!  It needs a few more inches.
I needed a FBA adjustment, sloped shoulder adjustment, and a little extra width on my left side.

Luckily, this pattern has a few darts in the side seam.  So all those "gaps" were rotated to the darts in the side seams.  I had gaps in the neckline, armhole area, and under the bust.  

One area I should have taken a little more care in fitting is the back side/armhole seam.  With a generous slope in the right shoulder, I end up with wrinkles under the arms.  I missed a few this time......


FBA for New Look 6301
FBA for New Look 6301

Conclusion:
Great dress!!!!  
The neckline on so many crossover tops is too low, but this one has enough coverage.  
The few darts help in FBA's.  
Add a few inches to the belt and you have a great fall dress!
New Look 6301


See the short belt and the wrinkles near the arms......


Love it!!!  New Look 6301

Got a new excuse to sew fall clothes!  Lost a few pounds and nothing fits!!!!



6 comments:

  1. Just found your blog because I was searching on PR for this dress. Yours looks wonderful. Congrats on the weight loss.

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  2. Dress looks good on you. I recently made this dress too.

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  3. Your dress is amazing. Great job. I just bought the pattern and searched for a review, but it has a different pattern #, i.e., S0597.

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