New Look 6301 – ITY Knit Faux Wrap Dress

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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.

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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.

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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.

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15 thoughts on “New Look 6301 – ITY Knit Faux Wrap Dress

  1. Vraiment beau patron avec ce tissus! Mes collègues saluent ton talent à réaliser quelque chose d’unique avec ce tissus!

  2. Hi, Lucy! I came across your work while looking up reviews of Simplicity 1943 (set of cute bolero-type & swing-cut jackets/vests) on Pattern Review and was so impressed by your sewing, design and posing! Seriously, I don’t know your career path, but you could be a model, you look so perfect in each outfit, and you could well be a designer, with your eye for picking out the right fabric and your skill at sewing it up!
    OK, I’ll stop embarassing you by gushing, but I believe in giving credit where due. I’m off now to catch up on all your makes I can find!
    Sincerely
    Randi

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