Knit V-Neck Dress
Pattern Review: Simplicity 6413
I pulled out a black knit fabric when I initially was looking at fabric for the #MakeYourStash challenge. I had the idea for simple cardigan or wrap top, but I didn't have any patterns that I felt would work best. In the end I went with Simplicity 6413 which has also been in my stash for a while!
Hilariously, you can't see any of the details of the fabric in these pictures - so I won't bore you all with too many. It was essentially a diamond textural print which was pretty was sheer, almost like lace. I am pretty sure that I picked it up from Goldhawk Road years ago. I underlined the fabric with some black stretch lining from my stash. In hindsight I wish I had underlined it with a contrast colour. You live and learn.
I cut a size 14 all over. I cut the front on the fold and forgot to take away the additional fabric that would form part of the centre front seam. Therefore the neckline and shoulders are a bit wide for my liking. Again, you live and learn right?
This is a quick and easy sew. I have an ITY knit in my stash that I am considering trying for the jumpsuit! The sleeves are a fun feature of the dress and make it a bit different.
When I finished this dress I really wasn't fussed about it (I think it it is due the sleeves!), but styled for work I think that it could be a good staple. However, I am undecided if I need to take in the neckline. If I have not worn it by the end of the month I have decided to pop it into the repair pile.
You can see my Pattern Review here.
Anyone else sitting on the fence about some recent sewing makes?