Sunday, 26 July 2015

Complete: New Look 6020(2)

Hey guys! Iteration 2 of my New Look 6020 project is now completed :-D read - has been complete for quite some time... haha




I tried a few alterations from the first version that i made and I showed a few quick pictures of this during MMMay week 2 (and week 3) and even then I wasn't convinced that I had made the right changes - now after a ton of wear, I seem to have confirmed that while the changes helped they were not the right ones.


After many an hour trawling through the internets I'm pretty sure I need to size down to a 12 and perform an FBA. This should reduce the excess I'm still feeling in my shoulders and neckline. Also what is with the extra space before the pic below...(what can I say my laptop is pish!)




A lot of the gaping and excess is around the shoulders and the neckline as I cut a 14 based upon the 38.5 inch finished bust measurement. My high bust is a little over 36 inches and that puts me into the size 12 range. Next time I think I'll try the FBA as I have tried a few times recently to OK effect... :-)


This isn't to say that I don't have a wearable dress! It fits so much better than my last attempt and I love the fabric - it was another Mandors purchase and was around £6 per m.

Close up of the fabric

One thing I have decided upon with this version is that I'm happy with the length - previously I had toyed with the idea of making the dress full length but I now know I'm happy with this length.

you can see the excess on the right neckline - it has a weird curve

All in all I think two more iterations and I might have a dress that I'm 100 % happy with...It turned out that with the lack of time I ended up with, I didn't use this pattern for the wedding but I cant wait to make this up again. I love love love the neckline and it's great to have a TNT princess seam bodice! As for that crepe...I have a plan, but need to wait for the cooler weather so sleeves will be functional!

Hope everyone has a great week - 'm off to another festival on friday - the gentleman of the road tour with mumford and sons and primal scream. I'm not necessarily the biggest fan of either bands however looking forward to the break. It's about a two and a half hour drive for us but the scenery is breathtaking! I think this dress may also make an appearance!

Jen xx



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    1. Thanks :-) it has certainly become a favourite!

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  2. That fabric is great - looks quite subtle but the close up shows what a glory it is. LOVE the determination you have to get to the bottom of your fitting issues - well done you.

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    1. I really love the fabric -I kind of wish I had more of this fabric now to make a top or skirt with. I certainly am on a mission to obtain the perfect fit, it's taking a while however im hopeful I will get there!!

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  3. I love this fabric!! It makes a wonderful dress and all your attention to fitting details is paying off....

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    1. Thanks :-) Hopefully once I have fit down i'll have a few TNT's that can be whipped up for any occasion!

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    1. Thanks :-) I love that it is so different to anything else I have seen at the moment

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  5. Ooo ubber cool fabric. Defo on the smaller size and FBA. Let's us know how much you increase by as I find increasing the required amount then ends up too much !!! ?? And it seems we have very similar measurements xx

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    1. yeah I will do. it seems though that this pattern has a drafting error or printing error in it anyways in the princess seams as the side front isn't the same length as centre front. I spent most of my lunch break the other day googling the hell out of FBA for princess seams so I'm confident that I know what I'm doing....!

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  6. The neckline is lovely! It's slightly frustrating making adjustments and them still not being right, I often have that issue. Thankfully, I've not had to make an FBA or SBAs thus far and hope I never have to! Hope you have a nice break!

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  7. Thanks. I never really considered making FBA's until recently and then discovered that it was an adjustment I really should have tried sooner! I think its something that once you have done a few times becomes far less daunting!

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