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New Look 6824 Summer Dress Sew Along

Me wearing NL6824 Sage Silk Dupioni Dress.  Fourth version of the dress pattern.

This summer I participated in the Summer Dress Sew Along.  I decided to make a special dress.  A dress that included some special sewing techniques.  Susan Khalje’s article in the May 2011 issue of Threads magazine was a good place to start.  So I incorporated her underlining technique in this dress.  The details are posted on my blog:


This was my favorite project this summer and the most labor intensive.  Going through the process was a good learning experience and the time was well spent.  Using Susan Khalje’s technique will help improve my underlining process for future gaments.  Try it; it’s worth every step.

This is the fourth time I have used this pattern.  Each time I was able to create a distinct garment.  I really like the draft of this pattern.  It has great bones and come together quickly. 

So in closing, I hope you enjoy my review of the process.  Comments are welcomed.

Happy Sewing!



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  1. kafree2fly | | #1

    Oh, wow. Another winner--the dress is beautiful and the detail work looks amazing. Gorgeous!

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    eMMb | | #2

    Looks beautiful! I admire your workmanship (workwomanship just doesn't flow off the tongue).

  3. alaskapsych | | #3

    They are all very lovely, as are you!

  4. beatriz_cac | | #4

    they are so elegant and well made!
    could you help me by answering a very quick questionnaire? it's just so i gather some information for my school project, and i would really love to hear the opinions from you experienced artists! you can find it on readers closet, titled "questionnaire".
    Thank you so much!

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    Sewista | | #5

    Gorgeous! What a stunning color!

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    Mahogany_Stylist | | #6

    Thanks, ladies.

    Beatriz cac - I will complete the survey.

    Thanks again,

  7. KatrinaAriana | | #7

    That is just lovely! I recently held a sew-along on my blog for Butterick 4790 (the walkaway dress), too! You can see the results here: http://www.edelweisspatterns.com/blog/?p=1030

    Happy sewing!


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