Monday, November 21, 2011

New Look 6926 & Style 2687

I was sorting through patterns the other day, attempting to impose some order on my sewing space, and I came across this pattern that I purchased intending to make Myra an outfit from the scraps of this skirt. She's about to outgrow this pattern, and since I am a bit obsessed with houndstooth right now, I decided its time had come.
I'm happy to say that we are both thrilled with the result!
The dress is made with New Look 6926. I used view C, which is an unlined jumper with front and back bodice cut on the bias and bias cut patch pockets on the (straight grain) skirt. Per the pattern, the neckline and armholes are finished with bias tape, but I elected to fully line my version. The main fabric is a wool blend from Hancock's and the lining is a poly/acetate lining, also from Hancock's. As mentioned, they  are both left over from this skirt.
I used an invisible zipper in back, and I'm so pleased with how well in came out. This is attempt #2, as the first time I managed to twist the zipper. I hate when I do that!! Since the bodice was on the bias, I stabilized the center back seam allowance with fusible tricot interfacing, cut on grain with no stretch in the vertical direction.
Here is the lining, from the back. I also stabilized the armholes and neckline with interfacing, and inserted the lining completely by machine following Trena's amazing tutorial. It looks completely amazing, if I do say so myself. You must try her technique. It was easy and looks great. The little tag comes from Izzy & Ivy. They have the cutest size and care tags.
The blouse is from OOP Style 2687. It is a basic blouse with a Peter Pan collar and puffed sleeves gathered into a narrow binding. The neckline is finished with bias tape. I used a zebra print as Myra refuses to leave the house if there isn't some animal print on her person. It's a good basic pattern, and I'm sure I'll use it again, as it goes up to size 8. The fabric is a heavyweight polyester satin from Fabric Mart. I have miles of this stuff as I ordered some, then got a large length in a mystery bundle.
Myra's favorite part of the ensemble is the little purse. It is also from New Look 6926. I made it out of the same satin as the blouse. The bag body is interfaced with craft bond interfacing and the pocket and bag itself are lined with the satin as well. The pattern calls for a ribbon closure, but Myra can't tie a ribbon, so I found a cute silver flower button in my stash and made a loop out of black yarn to button it.
Myra loves her purse, and immediately filled it with the trappings of toddlerhood.

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Next up, I need a pair (or 2) of jeans. I joined up with Lynn to sew up some jeans in her sew-a-long.
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  1. That is an absolutely adorable blouse and jumper and your daughter looks awesome in it!

  2. It's elegance in a 2' tall (+) packaage! She looks adorable :)

  3. Her new outfit is so pretty! Bonus points for the matching bag.:)

  4. Your outdoor pictures remind me that I am lucky to not have snow yet. Myra's dresses are cute, and I'm glad she loves her purse so! I remember the purses full of the trappings of toddlerhood. It's so much fun.

  5. I need to make a purse for like that would be really cute with an applique on it.

    BTW - The snow is pretty, but I'm glad my kids are outside playing in 70 degree weather.

  6. Oh. My. Gosh. That is just adora-precious! She looks just like a mini you :D

  7. Oh my goodness, what an over-the-top cute ensemble!

  8. Hello Katie!

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  9. Lovely outfit with great details!

    And oh I love all the funny things toddler put in their purses!

  10. This is an adorable dress - not to mention the little girl in it! :)

  11. Oh Myra is so adorable, I just love how quickly little girls know exactly how to carry and fill up their handbags - they certainly keep a close eye on their mother's don't they?

    I particularly love that thse clothes aren't overly frilly or pink, but with the Peter Pan collar and jumper style they are age perfect