Second verse same as the first
Interesting notes on M6069 v2:
- The knit I used is vastly different than the first one I used. The first one was 4-way stretch and very stretchy. The border print I used for v2 is only 2-way stretch and not as stretchy. I noted this as I was handling the fabric during the cutting process. But did I listen to my little sewing brain that said to cut wider seam allowances? NO! Bad sewist! Ergo: This version is a little more va-va-voom, but still wearable. I do notice the decrease of ease in this version though.
- Since I sewed v2 remarkably soon after v1, I was able to mostly
ignorejust glance at the directions, only referring to them during the shoulder seam construction which is a little tricky although not difficult. If you follow the directions closely, you get a really nice inside finish.
- My sister and I share a curious trait: we both like to cook new recipes for special occasions. Not for the reason you would think though. We do it because we pay attention to the recipe more closely the first time we use it and therefore our results are the best on the first time out. Subsequent makes of said recipes tend to go downhill rather quickly. We are more relaxed about the recipe and don’t look too closely at the directions as much. This is no different for me with regard to sewing too. This time around I wasn’t choosy about what color thread to use. I kept the white on the serger out of convenience and in retrospect, I should have loaded it up with black. Midway through the project I switched out the ivory thread in the sewing machine to black as well. So there are, unintentionally, three different color threads used in this project.
But enough of the wordy-wordy stuff. You guys want to see pictures don’t you?! Courtesy of my long-suffering sister, here are some snaps.
Am I going to make this again? You betcha!
Because M6069 has reached TNT status for me. I love this dress pattern. The neckline is beautiful while not deep. It’s so appropriate for work. The different fabrics and prints you can use for this dress change it up enough so that it’s not recognizable to a non-sewer that it’s the same old pattern. As soon as I get my latest purchase from FabricMart, you can count on me making at least one more version of M6069.