New Look 6723, aka the Blackbird dress, is finished.
|Finished at last!|
Once I'd finished wrangling the zip, it was pretty straightforward. Because I couldn't find any lining remotely the same colour as the fabric, I'd just used white. But then I worried that it would show at the edges, so added narrow facings around the neck and armholes. This was more work in terms of sewing down the edges, which I did by hand, but it gave a neat finish.
|All neat and tidy at the front|
|Slight mismatch at the back, but I can live with it|
I also added in-seam pockets because, well, pockets. I used the pattern in Vogue Sewing, and went for the version which is sewn into the waistband rather than just hanging loose.
|The joy of pockets|
I decided that the dress would hang better with a belt, but couldn't find a suitable buckle, so just made a tie belt the width of one row of trees.
|Simple tie belt|
The hem was done by my usual method; overlock the edge, then turn it up once and hand sew into place.
I really like the neckline on this dress - unfortunately I didn't think to put my hair up, so it's not all that clear. This is definitely a 'make again' pattern.
|I can see this getting worn a lot|
Next it's back to vintage, and my first go at a pattern featured in the Vintage Sew-Along; Butterick 6582.
|Coming soon (I hope)|