Ta Da! I'm lovin my New Look 6429 dress! After my first test wear at work all day, I'm still calling it a success, albeit a little bit wrinkly.
My version is from a dark blue pique I had in the stash. I fully lined the dress as well - although my linings are two different materials - the back is a rayon and I'm not quite sure what the front lining is - but it's still dark blue! I really like the darts in this dress - they start at the hip line and then slowly curve towards the bust - it creates a very nice line.
This is an invisible zipper in the back and two more fitting darts in the back as well. I added 3 inches to the length and made a size 12 at the bustline (which I ended up taking in to about a size 10), tapering down to a 14 at the hipline.
You can see the curved bust dart a little better in this picture.
The cut outs in the front are just great! The look of the cut-outs is created by 3 different tabs sewn to the front bodice that then sew into the front neck bands.
I feel like I should be somewhere tropical but the palm trees in the back yard will have to do.
Stashbustin total yardage for this dress = 3 yards
YTD total = 71.125
Did I have a yardage goal for this year? I can't remember....will have to look, but I am getting awfully close to sewing 100 yards this year. Wow! That's a lot of fabric yet the stash still doesn't look like I've made a dent....
Until next time - Keep on stitching!
Happy sewing everyone!