New Look 6035 Redux – The Graphic Floral Edition
After the sewing mania that was the Gatsby dress and Jack’s costume for “101 Dalmatians”, my sewing room was in a shambles. It took me a good 2-3 hours to set it to rights.
Of course as soon as it was all pristine, I had to start cutting my next project.
I needed a palate cleanser before I embark on the adult/child matching PJ project for a close friend. I thought I’d whip up another New Look 6035 since I loved my green skirt so much.
I cut it out last night and sewed it up today. All in, I think it took me about 4.5 hours. It would have taken me less if I hadn’t needed to take in the side seams. Note to self: Always listen to your inner voice when it tells you to baste the side seams first to check the fit. Always. Of course, I didn’t and then needed to un-stitch the facing, the edge stitching, etc to take in the side seams. Every fabric handles differently, so even though I had already fit this pattern, this particular fabric’s properties altered the fit on this skirt. Live and learn (over and over and over).
I didn’t do anything differently to this version of the skirt. It’s a simple pattern; I didn’t even look at the instructions. Anyway, here it is in all its graphic floral greatness.
I just love this pattern. It is so simple, but so awesome. It’s an easy skirt to wear. It feels great on. Especially in this fabric, which I bought from Yardage Town in Encinitas. It has a little more drape than the cotton sateen I used last time, but not too limp. Just perfect. And I love the print. Graphic florals are really in right now too. Can’t wait to wear it to my “ladies who lunch” lunch tomorrow. 🙂