The fabric… I got it on clearance at my local SAS fabrics store. It was $1 a yard, so I purchased the entire bolt. It’s nothing spectacular, but, it’s %100 cotton and a light color, so it’s perfect for my purpose. The contrast fabric was a scrap piece I had from another dress.
I ended up lining the bodice in actual muslin fabric, but, forgot to pre wash it. Oops. I don’t know what I was thinking. Anyway, the muslin shrank a bit, which explains some of the wrinkles on the bodice.
The fit… I’m not super thrilled with the fit. I made modifications to the sewing of it and it ended up being a little high around the arms and is a little uncomfortable. It is still wearable, but if I sit too long, I can feel it under my arms.
The pattern New look 6048… I love the look of it. I have so many ideas for it, but not the fabric, boo. It’s too bad, because I have so much fabric. I’m a a bit of a sucker for a sweetheart neckline. It just adds more visual interest than a straight across neckline. It also came with a pocket pattern, but I used my own. I can fit my DS, phone, wallet, charger and keys comfortably. In other words, an entire purse in my dress. Unfortunately, I did try to make pockets that integrated into the waist seam, but I didn’t like them.
If you look close enough, you might be able to see the DS in my right pocket. There is a bit of a bulge that makes me look pregnant, but nope, it’s just my Nintendo DS.
I seemed to be making weird faces in all the pictures. Oh well. This is the best of the few we took, even though a tree is growing out of my head.
I do have a petticoat on, but you can’t even tell. The skirt looks pretty flat.
Overall, I love the pattern. Get ready for a million different dresses from this pattern.