Simplicity New Look 6122, view A in a slinky poly-cotton knit.
Things I learned:
- take the time to hand baste the curvy bits to keep your seams from puckering. Drapey fabric can be tricky to control.
- The Cheater hem is awesome. To finish the hem on this dress I cut 1/2" wide strips of fusible interfacing, ironed them on, turned the fabric on the interfacing and sewed. That little trick helped me recover from accidentally cutting the skirt about an inch too short. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to have the maxi length I wanted. Thankfully this fabric doesn't fray so I didn't have to roll up the hem twice anyway. The interfacing is adding a bit of weight and body so the dress will still hang nicely.
- I had better luck with the straps staying put by sewing them to the bodice through the elastic in the back and then adding another row of stitches over the seam line created when the casing was sewn. This is contrary to the directions that say you should not sew the straps directly to the elastic at the top of the bodice.
What are your crafty plans for the Spring?