Monday, May 27, 2013

Absolutely Nothing To Wear! / Me Made May Day 25


With a meal out planned for Saturday night, it suddenly occurred to me that I had nothing suitable to wear.  I have lots of summer dresses and even work appropriate winter dresses but nothing dinner and possibly dancing appropriate.  Hmmm what to do with very little warning and even less spare time.  Then it occurred to me!  Make NewLook 6071 again of course.   This is the fourth version of this, my favourite knit dress pattern that I have made.  Two of them have been summer versions and this, my second winter appropriate dress.





I had some burgundy lace in my stash and some red nylon lycra, so my vision was a lace dress with a lycra slip underneath.  The challenge was how to separate the slip but have it as one piece for the front bodice.  In the end, the only seam that is separate is the centre back seam.  The rest are treated as one piece, even the hem.  I was concerned that it would hang awkwardly this way but fortunately it wasn't a problem.  I did have one or two issues with stitching through all of the bulk in the bodice in one or two places but the bonus is, this dress is really warm to wear and as it turns out, entirely dinner and dance appropriate.





15 comments:

  1. I can see why this is a favourite pattern...it looks really good on you.

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  2. This is such a great style on you - and I love the lace!

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    1. Thank you. I think I have exhausted the possibilities with this pattern now. Might be time to invest in a different one!

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  3. I'm loving this style on you as well - the proportions are perfect!!! You look wonderful :)

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  4. You look lovely wearing the your new version. I hope you had a great night.

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  5. Love your new dress - the colour looks great on you. Hope you had a great night dining and dancing :)

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    1. Not so much with the dancing but the music was good nonetheless!

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  6. Wow, great job whipping this up for your night out. It looks lovely in this colour with the lace.

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    1. Thanks. Red is one of my favourite colours.

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  7. It looks great! I love the colour, and that folded neckline is lovely :)

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    1. Thanks! I think the neckline is what draws me back to this pattern as well.

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  8. This is lovely - impressive to whip out something like this so quickly. Hope you had fun dancing the night away.

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