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Second verse same as the first

2011 April 28
by elizabeth_admin

So, as promised, I have finished and am wearing my second version of M6069.  My love for this pattern knows no bounds.  I love it!  My fiancé better watch out!

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 ignore just 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.

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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.

22 Responses leave one →
  1. April 28, 2011

    Wow! You look beautiful! This is very flattering; love the fabric!

  2. April 28, 2011

    Gorgeous dress and got a good chuckling about how you and your sister pay attention to the recipe closely the first time and thereafter its down hill… lol. I think I got a good chuckle because that’s my MO…lol

  3. Sara permalink
    April 28, 2011

    Love the print on this and how you played it! Very flattering on you too. In the photos, I like this one a bit better than the first. Both would benefit from a sassy belt in this fashion moment — you could rock that!

  4. April 28, 2011

    I agree, the dress is incredibly flattering. Three observations:
    1. You look beautiful.
    2. You look incredibly slender. What has all this body size angst been about?
    3. I am intrigued by the amazing view from your floor to ceiling windows. Does it make you feel giddy or are you used to it?

  5. April 28, 2011

    Lovely! I adore the paisley on the bodice. Great print placement!

  6. Elaray permalink
    April 28, 2011

    Wow! Your dress is fantastic. Why is it I love bold prints on other people that I would never wear myself? Whatever. It looks great on you.

  7. Tracey permalink
    April 28, 2011

    This is a beautiful dress and it looks lovely on you.

  8. April 28, 2011

    Luv it! Your placement of the pattern is great – it really emphasises the lovely style-lines 🙂
    (P.S. The photos in the sunlight with the window as a backdrop look so good too!)

  9. Meg permalink
    April 28, 2011

    Very sexy but still appropriate for work. Yes, nice photos!

  10. April 28, 2011

    I really love this version, the fabric is gorgeous! I wore both my versions of this pattern recently and you are making me think I need another!

  11. April 28, 2011

    Really fantastic! Love the colours and boy you look great!! A real go to pattern (must get it!)

  12. April 28, 2011

    Ok, now I’m a little jealous! The print is wonderful, the poses and scenery fantastic and the fit is perfect.

  13. April 28, 2011

    You clearly put a lot of thought into the pattern placement. It looks great!

  14. Karen in VA permalink
    April 28, 2011

    Great looking dress!!! Can’t wait to see future versions….

  15. April 28, 2011

    I love this one even more than the first! The print is so pretty in this version.

  16. Jane Larsen permalink
    April 29, 2011

    Beautiful! What about a belt as in the pattern? I think it would add some finesse to the dress.

    MYLAT, Mom

  17. April 29, 2011

    What a lovely print . You look so slim you waist looks tiny .

  18. April 29, 2011

    Very nice! That print is just great!

  19. April 29, 2011

    Your dress is beautiful. I love prints and this one is definitely gorgeous.

  20. May 2, 2011

    It’s beautiful! Great print! It really is flattering. Great job!

  21. May 2, 2011

    Elizabeth,
    That dress looks gorgeous on you!

  22. Gail permalink
    May 8, 2011

    I’ve just stumpled upon your blog and am now an ardent admirer. This is also a fav pattern of mine. What have you done at the back to eliminate the cowl? this is something I’d like to do for my next winter version with sleeves.

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