Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tutorial, New Look 6206 Part 2


When we left yesterday, we had completely assembled the bodice of New Look 6206.  If you haven't done the adjustments to the back elastic, please do so now because the next couple of rounds will go by kind of fast.

Let's start this segment with the embellishments and finish out with the completed garment.  I didn't use any with this dress because the fabric itself is adornment enough, but if you are using a solid color or you want your dress to be little bit on the jazzy side then this is the point where you would want to add those in.  In Step 7, the instructions show you how to apply either ribbon, beads, sequins, or just whatever style choice you pick, to the dress.  There are a lot of ways to style this dress with embellishments, but the simplest and prettiest would be to add it to the midriff as instructed.

If you are not going to do anything special to the bodice then let's begin with the skirt construction.  I began with the back pieces.  Match the notches and then the rest of your raw edges, then stitch.
Once the center back is stitched, press the seam open.
At this point, the whole back is completed.  Now you want to join the front panel to the back.  Match the notches together and pin.  Do this for both sides.
When all the side seams are completed open the seams and press.  You should have 3 sets of pressed seams.
Your skirt is now assembled.  The next step is very important for the balance of the dress.  When I opened, I mentioned an area for embellishments.  There is a little dot at the very center of the pattern about 5/8" from the seam line.  This dot has a dual purpose.  It helps with any trims that you have and it is a guide for the V in the center front.

Your next to final step is going to be tricky...(LOL) BUT not really.  You have to connect the top to the skirt.  This will be step 9 on the instruction sheet.  With all thicknesses together pin the top to the skirt.  I like to pin the seams and dots first, then fill in from there.  Match the bodice small dot (that you made when you first began) with the small dot that is in the center of the skirt front.
Stitch through the 3 layers and it should turn out either like this or better.
Stitched .  See the center dot?  This is what you want to keep an eye on to guide you to the V look.
Well, that seems to be just about it.  OOPs.. we have to put a hem in this one and then we can be out the door.  Real time construction is about 2 or 3 hours.  It depends on you and the fabric you are using, but either way this is a really neat dress.  I love it.  Here's a look at the finished dress.

This complete our tutorial for NL6206.  I hope you enjoyed it.  I look forward to our time together. Be sure to leave a comment.  Until next time,

Lots Of Love