Can you believe that I had gone 21 years without ever learning how to properly read a sewing pattern? I know, I am just as appalled. But it was always my logic of "ain't nobody got time for that" that kept me from learning...
... until winter break. Guys. Guys hey. Look. I'm a sewing adult now.
[PS-- Hardcore rocking the Jaqen H'ghar hair and I regret nothing]
Awww yeaaah. I finally sat down and, with the help of my mother and some mad texts directed at Carolyn, I manned-up and learned how to actually read a proper pattern.
I mean I freaking love sewing, but I've always just done derpy things that don't require attention, or did refashions that don't run by prescription. But while I was at Joann's over break, I found THE MOST MAJESTIC fabric [which I will share with you soonly!] and knew that I had to learn how to make a dress out of it.
In comes the New Look Dress. I saw this pattern in the wall of patterns that Joann's always has and thought "Oh hey, I could probably hopefully make that," So I decided to give it a go. And I adore the results!
The pattern is Simplicity New Look pattern 6223 [which you can find here], but when I found it, it had 0909 printed on the envelope. I thought that it had a nice vintage-y-ish feel to it [I made option c], and let me tell you-- it was actually pretty easy to make!
For this one, I just used a simple black broadcloth, but I did vary from the pattern in that I lined the skirt and the bodice, rather than just the bodice.
So if you're ever in the neighborhood for a new pattern to check out, I definitely suggest this one! If I can handle it [you know, the kid who doesn't like to conform to directions] then anyone can do it! Now excuse me while I make about 80 more of these [totally not weird, right?]. I mean, I DO think that I saw some nice cat-patterned fabric on sale the other day...
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