So today I tackled New Look 6936, view B.
Hey, my dress matches my blog!
It's an "easy 2 hour (sewing time only)" "just 4 knits" pattern. This one clocked in for me at around 3 hours (sewing time with some clothes folding in the middle).
First, it looks like they were fast with creating the pattern envelope--the caption about the "sewing time only per item" is partially chopped off, and the model's elbow is touching the line drawing for view C.
Click on the photo to see my notes.
And on this pattern piece, it refers to 6, 10, 12, but it should be 8, 10, 12:
I liked the rouching of view B on the shoulders, but didn't want the ribbon so I used elastic instead. I did not attach a bow to the front of the dress.
I did a little SBA as per Trena but I could have done a LOT more...I was too timid for my first SBA.
I did not do a sway back adjustment. Something about this style (like with McCall's 6069) does not require me to do a swayback adjustment. I think it's the way the fabric drapes back there.
This dress photographs horribly and those were the best shots I could get.
I think there's too much chest showing for this to be a work dress, plus this fabric, even though it's a knit, is showing every wrinkle...I think it might be a weekend kind of dress.
I'm going to make view A next in red cherry print on black knit background as a nightgown. I bet I can get it sewn in 2 hours. Not that this is a race or something.
Oh, and as for Vogue 8379, I did a fake SBA by pulling the bodice down 3/4 of an inch more and then sewing it up.
I also fixed the ties so they are the same length-ish:
So that dress is a wrap!