I love sewing with panel prints. The process of choosing a pattern that will highlight the print and then cutting the print to get the placement just right is very satisfying for me. For this dress I was trying to get a “solid” front and back leaving the print mostly for the skirt and sleeves.
I found this fabric at Tissus Mode De L’Orme in Granby, Quebec. I always add to my fabric stash when I’m in the area visiting family and friends.
New Look 6301 is a faux wrap dress that was included in the “Best Patterns of 2015” on Sewing Pattern Review.com. I made the following changes to the pattern:
- Lengthened the skirt by 1″
- Lengthened the bodice by 1/2″
- Lengthened the belt ties by 4″ each.
I sewed the sleeves in flat. I always do this with knits. This changes the order of construction as the sides are sewn as one seam with the sleeves.
I secured the front with Fashion Tape. I probably would not have had to do that if I had basted the sides first and realized the front was a little loose. I could have overlapped the fronts a little more and had a better fit. Oh well, next time.
It was a little breezy out today making my skirt “swish” in the wind.