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.

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  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.

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    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.

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

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

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