Friday, October 16, 2009

New Look 6802 - Knit dress with twist front

As Carolyn posted last weekend, I had one of the greatest treats of my sewing life on Sunday- a small get together with other sewing bloggers at her place! Here's Cindy with Carolyn-

cindy & carolyn

Isn't this a great group of ladies to talk fashion with?

cidell & lindsay T

elizabeth & karen

We got to dig through her button collection, too. Thank you Carolyn for such a fantastic Sunday afternoon!! :-D


I knew I had to wear something I'd made, so I stayed up late on Saturday finishing up New Look 6802. It's a basic knit dress with a gathered front skirt. One option has a front twist piece that's sewn over the front of the dress, making the front essentially two pieces. This overlay is only joined a the shoulder, armhole, and side seam. It's actually kind of nice, because you don't have to worry about getting too-plunging of a neckline, or attaching a skirt to it.

There are several reviews of it on Pattern Review, praising how versatile it is. I think I'll be making it up again soon with sleeves. It comes with neck and armhole binding pieces, but as usual I just cut strips with my rotary cutter and used them as binding. For the skirt hem, I used a twin needle with turquoise thread. It's a nice pattern and went together very easily!


I got to leave with a gorgeous piece of pink tweed from her sewing closet that's on its way to being made into a pencil skirt. We talked about how crazy J.Crew's pencil skirt prices were- I immediately thought of their versions when I saw it. So hopefully this weekend I'll sneak in sewing it up in BWOF 08-2009-110.


Kathi said...

Very, very cute!! I plan to try a knit dress soon - I may even start it this weekend!!
Yours looks great!
I cannot BELIEVE that button collection!!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I didn't realize that you made the dress the night before! Did you tell us? Maybe I was in the kitchen making the lasagna at that point?!

You got some great pics and thank you again for coming! It was alot of fun wasn't it!

Anne LO said...

Great dress! Such a great meet-up you had - and what a wonderfully organized button stash, Carolyn.

Adrienne said...

What a great dress! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Lisette M said...

So lucky! Your dress is beautiful.

Lindsay T said...

Thanks for the pics! I didn't realize that cute dress was sleeveless.

Anonymous said...

Great pics! I thought your dress was very flattering. I loved the print. I also didn't know you made it the night before. Kudos!

Kat said...

I'm drooling over that top. Love the style and the print!