My 70's inspired faux wrap dress worn to the disco party was my third dress sewn using New Look 6429. Guess that makes it a TNT (tried and true) pattern, right?
While I like both of my other ones, this one is my favorite. The print is great - modern with a retro feel and it was wonderful to work with. Its an ITY knit (polyester/spandex) that I purchased at Hancock Fabrics when I attended the Pati Palmer seminar. If you don't have a Hancock near you it's also available online (click here).
For this version I added the collar but not the cuffs - mainly because I was on a tight deadline and it was quicker to hem the sleeves than add the cuffs.
Clear elastic neckline
Rather than finish the neckline with a facing, as the pattern instruction calls for, I used clear elastic. My serger is still broken (note to self...bring serger in for repair) so I sewed the clear elastic to the neckline on the wrong side of the fabric using a zig-zag stitch.
Then I simply turned that edge in and stitched it in place.
I didn't stretch the fabric while I sewed nor did I cut the clear elastic smaller than the neckline edge. However, this time one of my neck edges stretched out of shape.
I undid the stitching, removed the elastic, shortened it by 2 inches and resewed the neckline and that solved the problem.
The dress is so simple to sew with only a few hours needed. Do you think anyone would notice if all I ever wore was knit dresses sewn from this pattern?