Thursday, October 9, 2014
New Look 6071 part 1: the back
(Thanks for all your comments about sergers! I'm taking them all under advisement!)
I have a lot to say about this dress, New Look 6071, so I'm going to break this into a few posts.
Here's how I fit the back of the dress.
It's a double knit dress, with a dartless back with a CB seam.
When I first made this dress, I added 2 darts in the back and maybe overfitted it a bit. It's my favorite knit dress though and I've worn it quite a lot.
This time I tried the darts but it looked bad (no picture of that)
I ripped out the darts and it looked like this, back to start, with just a CB seam:
So I got out the handy dandy binder clips and got to work.
That's much better, but that has nothing to do with the front.
So I clipped it to curve it up to meet the stylelines in the front.
It adds some new drag lines but I like that it connects this new line in the back to the line in the front.
So now it's sewn:
And here is the before and after:
Not perfect, but MUCH better.
And here's what it looks like on the side:
Does anyone else fit with binder clips?