Pattern: New Look Workroom 6097
This is such a classic and practical jersey mock-wrap dress with pockets, optional belt, short or 3/4 sleeves complete with cuff, tabs and button.
Level:The pattern is not complicated. It does require some knowledge to handle knits.
: Walthamstow market at Saeeds
for £2 M
Size & alterations:
Size 10 straight out of the package. The only tiny modification was adjusting the pleats so they sit on the waist. This is the second time I use NL workroom range and they tends to fit very well for tall people. I sewn the version with 3/4 sleeves without the collar, cuffs and belt. So happy with this pattern I want to make a lot more versions. I wished I had lengthened the skirt pattern just a tiny bit. Going on a short skirt phase or what?Notions:
: Stretch needle size 11/75Stitch selection and size:
Stretch Stitch W:1.5/H:2.5 and overlocked seams
Jersey Tip: For extra strength I used ‘steam a seam’ on the neckline and hem. Sewn an invisible elastic on the pockets and shoulders.
What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern: Very simple, contemporary design. Easy to sew and adjust. The 3/4 sleeve sits in a strange length so I would reduce or lengthen the pattern next time. On the pictures you can see I “rolled my sleeves’ literally during the meet up. So many possibilities. Maybe a circle skirt next, or cap sleeve version..
Conclusion: Tall girl? check! Style and comfort, check! No risk of exposure, check! Ageless design, check! I really love this design!
Photos: Digpal Singh
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