Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Contrast Yoke Sundress: New Look 6296

Pattern: New Look 6296
Size Made: 10
Fabric: 3 different solids of single jersey knit

We went swimming last week and it suddenly occurred to me that she didn't have a dress that was easy to get on and off over her costume. Little sister has loads to choose from so I realized I needed to crack on with a few knit sundresses for her.

I could have flicked through my Ottobre Design magazines as they are the place to go for knits but I had this pattern in my collection and was eager to give it a try.

Boo's measurements actually put her in the size 12 but looking at the amount of ease I decided to go down to a 10. If I am being picky, it looks a little too big around her chest. But I am not sure if I will get around to retracing all those pieces in a smaller size. I think that by the end of summer I will still have a dress that fits her well so I can live with that.

The construction was a breeze. With a serger and a twin needle anything is possible!
I love the detail of the back, it is sporty and casual, yet wonderfully girly from the front.

I chose three different solid colours from the remains of my knit fabrics. I had enough scraps left over from previous projects to cut out all the pieces and so went for a mix and match approach. I nearly went for a different fabric for the skirt, but let me tell you I am so glad I chose the lime green. I could spot her a mile off through the kids on the playground and so always knew where she was. Lol!


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    1. Thank you! The size range goes down to include L's size too and I think I may sort one out for her too. It would suit her.

  2. Looks really good!
    I don't think it appears too big around the chest and given she'll wear it over her swimsuit, it would be ideal to be a bit roomy.
    At any rate, no doubt this dress will get a lot of wear this summer.

    1. Thanks Deb, I am just being super picky, I think that's what you do about your own sewing isn't it?! The arm holes are a bit low is all. But once through the wash might tighten it up.

  3. Love the colors you chose! So fresh and fun!

  4. Super cute dress!!! She looks like she loves it, too!


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