New Look 6022 – Orange Chrysanthemum Silk Twill Edition
Are you wearing your sunglasses? I hope so, because this dress is bright!
I finished up my second version of New Look 6022. Remember the pattern envelope picture with the skeletal model?
Last night, as I was finishingthe armscyes, hemming the dress and giving it a final press, I had worries that I had entered into muu muu territory with the large floral motif and unfitted shape of the dress. I even posted on facebook that I might be wearing a muu muu and thank goodness I only live a block away from work, so I could change mid-day if I needed to do so. But the verdict is in: everyone loves my dress! I’m so relieved and happy. There was no finger pointing or laughing at all (at least within my earshot).
Here are some detail pictures of my dress.
Now that I am feeling more confident about this dress, I can consider making another. A TNT in the making? We’ll see…
I love this sleeveless version — it’s perfect to pair with a cardigan which is how I am wearing it today. I will definitely change out the elastic on the back for a short half belt. This dress is super comfortable to wear and I feel chic to boot. A win-win situation if ever there was one!
And now for the money shots…
I’m not sure why that last picture is so crappy. I used the same exact settings on all the photos this morning. My POS camera sometimes just craps out. I think it’s time to invest some time learning how to use the fancy camera that my parents gave me when Jack was born. I’m so intimidated by the learning curve though. But, heck, if I can learn to sew, I can learn how to use a fancy schmancy digital camera, right? Please say right!
Next up is a sweet little batik toddler dress for my little niecy Haley.
Happy sewing everyone!