Saturday, February 8, 2014

My TNT Pattern Challenge: Dresses

Next up for my TNT pattern challenge, let's talk dresses.  With dresses it's reaaal easy to get sucked in to a complicated dress pattern because it's sooo pretty and yes I wanna feel like Cinderella!!  But that's a problem, the pattern is so complicated there is no way you ever want to make it again, even if it did fit perfect, it's too dang fussy!  So the patterns I chose should all be easy makes.  2-3 hours tops once all the fit issues are taken care of.  (I've already mastered one of these that I will share later next week).


CATEGORY: DRESSES


FAUX WRAP DRESS: NEW LOOK 6097

wrap dress
All pictures from Pinterest

 

I've had this pattern in my stash for a while now.  The fact that it's just for knits and someone mentioned it as their favorite TNT pattern made me dig it out.    If your on the hunt for a free pattern check this out!  



SKATER DRESS: KITSCHY COO 

skater
All pictures from Pinterest
My favorite style of dress.  I've made it twice now and it's a definite TNT.





SHEATH DRESS: MCCALL'S 2401

sheath
All pictures from Pinterest

 

I debated on this last pattern.  I've realized I like dresses but I love them even better when they are made of comfy knit and contain NO zippers.   But for good measure I included a woven sheath dress.  Actually I just read the pattern envelope and double knits can be used as well, sweeet!  I like this pattern because of the different neckline options.

Have you made any of these patterns? I mean hasn't everyone made the Lady Skater? I know why now! It's awesome.




 

13 comments:

  1. Aha! I have the McCall's pattern but haven't made It up yet. I like it for the same reason you do, it includes so many options. You've inspired me to take it out and do a walk through of my fabric stash. Thanks!

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  2. I haven't made any of these patterns but the first one MUST be added to my pattern hoard...I mean collection! I need to make more knit dresses to justify my new coverstitch machine. I too get sucked into a pretty dress pattern but also tend to only make it once. Except when it comes to Simplicity 2444....

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  3. I'll be very interested to see what you do with New Look 6097 - I had a bad experience but have seen a lot of great versions since, and am thinking about giving it a second shot.

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  4. I haven't made the Lady Skater but I have made The Audrey Dress twice - it's similar but without the waist seam (even quicker to sew!)
    Also I love McCalls sheath dress you highlighted. I've made one successful version and I'm on the look out for a wow print to make it again!

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  5. Great post!!! I'm all about easy these days, and it turns out easy is just as cute and rewarding as complicated. I've had the 6097 and have been wanting to make it for a while. It made a Top 10 of 2013 list on Pattern Review, so between that and your post I'm re-intrigued. :) You'd look fab in it. The Lady Skater is one of my favorites. It deserves all of the hoopla, and definitely fits in the 2-3 hour parameter. Ooh, I think I have that McCalls too. You're really getting the creative juices flowing. Fun fun.

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  6. Great dress choices! I look forward to your versions.

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  7. I just made the Lady Skater for the first time, now I have plans to make it twice more! I loved it!!

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  8. I will have to check out your version! I haven't heard of the Audrey Dress, I'll check it out as well.

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  9. Yes! I'm starting to see that easy can be just as rewarding too. And I'm loving knit dresses. I could wear one every single day!

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  10. It's a Maria Denmark pattern. I've made it once as it should be and once as a pattern hack. If I wasn't on the Stash Diet, I'd be buying more fabric to make both versions again.

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