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New Look 6022, again!

This is my second version of this dress.

I wrote about my first version here.  This was the first dress I ever made, and I didn't get the fit quite right so thought I would try it again.  This time I made a straight size 14 and its a much better fit!

This time, I chose view B with the cap sleeves as I wasn't very keen on the sleeves in my first version. I also decided to make the fabric belt from view C as without it I was worried it might look a little sack-like, especially from behind.

The dress has a self bound neckline and  neck pleats to give it some shaping. The armholes are neatly bound with bias binding tape. The cap sleeves are pleated, and a really flattering shape.

The material is a black cotton poplin purchased from Minerva crafts sometime ago. It's nice to sew with and is a medium weight woven fabric.  It's still available to purchase. 

I'm getting better at taking the cheesy self photographs. I am hoping to get a new camera soon. 

It's a little ba…