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Dress: DIY using New Look 6301 View C with Modifications
Shoes: Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom (not shown)
Hello Lovelies! I know its been a while since I’ve posted and I apologize. I’ve been busy with my mommy and wife life plus I’ve suffered a few losses in my family the last few months of last year that just had me feeling kind of blah and not really in the mood to blog. As you all know if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram that My dad passed away unexpectedly in September and then less than two months later my grandfather on my mom’s side passed away and about a month after that my uncle (dad’s brother) passed away. So as you can see the tail end of 2014 was a bit rough and I was glad to see that year end. I just stayed focused on my boys and am so grateful to have a supportive husband. Anyway, I am back now and hope to get things rolling here on the blog again. So I am happy to be back and I am so excited about todays post, which you know usually means I’m featuring something that I made myself. Today it is all about my green diy lace print maxi dress. I found this fabric at fashionfabricsclub.com and it was only $4.95 a yard. I purchased 4 yards. The pattern I used was New Look 6301 and I purchased it from my local Wal-Mart for only $2.97. So yes this lovely dress only cost me about $25 to make when you throw in the thread. I cut view C of New Look 6301. This dress was really easy to make and very fast to sew. From cutting to sewing I would say it took me about three hours total to make. The modifications that I made were the following: I added 2 1/2″ to the sleeve length and extended the bodice length an additional 3 1/2″. For the extended maxi skirt length I wanted I didn’t really measure the additional inches, I just held the fabric up to me at my waist and marked it off at the length I wanted and then placed the pattern on it and extended my cutting down to my preferred length. Which you can see is sweeping the floor and I am wearing about 3 1/2″ heels. I made this dress before the holidays with the intentions of posting it as a Christmas or holiday party look but never got around to posting it. I’m thinking it would even make a nice Valentines date night dress as well. Currently this is one of my favorite pieces that I’ve made thus far. I can’t believe that such an inexpensive fabric and pattern, plus my still novice sewing skills could mesh together so well to create something so pretty. The icing on the cake is my hubby loves it as well!
Misses Mock Wrap Knit Dresses
Misses Size 8-20 I cut the size 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I cut view C and it looked like the photo, but a longer maxi dress version.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I loved the low cost of this pattern and I loved how easy and fast it was to sew.
Fabric Used:I used a Green/Black Lace Print Jersey Knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I extended the sleeve length by 2 1/2″, extended the length of the bodice by 3 1/2″ and extended the skirt to floor length.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will definitely be sewing this pattern again using the different views and in various lengths. I would definitely recommend this pattern to others.
Conclusion: Great pattern. I really love how my dress turned out.