Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DIY One Shoulder Dress + Pattern Review M6320

Hi Darlings!

This dress is #2 of the 4 items I made last Saturday and I LOVE it! I had to make some adjustments to the pattern which I detail below in the review but overall I really love this one and the fabric I got in NY from Kashi @Metrotextiles is perfect for it. 

Fabric: Double Knit @Metrotextiles Call Kashi at 212-209-0004 or if you are in NY go visit and tell him I sent you 265 W. 37th #908 NY/ Pattern: M6320 (OOP) but available at Joann and Hancock stores and online HERE / Shoes: Nine West available (option) HERE

Pattern: M6320 View C

Fabric Used: Double Knit @Metrotextiles Call Kashi at 212-209-0004


Pattern Sizing: I cut size 6 and still had to adjust the fit, it was too big, but he princess seams made it easy to take in.



Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope when you were done? Yep

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they are actually pretty easy to follow along and the pattern pieces come together quickly. 



What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the one shoulder bodice but did not like the skirt with front pleats. I knew it had potential.



Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I removed the pleats and replaced them with darts because I don't like pleats on pants or skirts, it creates fullness in the front of the dress which no one needs, lol



Would you sew it again? I may use the top for a jumper I want to make.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, with adjustments.









58 comments:

  1. OMG that does not look like a knit fabric! This dress is beautiful. I don't know if I would have bough the pattern If I had not seen your version. Love the darts instead of pleats. Once again Mimi you rock girl!

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    1. You have definitely inspired me to begin sewing. I am going to purchase your tutorials and begin making my own clothes. Thanks for your inspiration....

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  2. Your version is prettier than the one on the package.

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  3. I just love this dress! This dress is inspiring me to buy a sewing machine and start making my own clothes. How would I know how to make the adjustments because I too don't like pleats?

    Thank you for sharing...beautiful gift!!

    Sybia

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    1. Wish I could explain it for you but I may need to do a quick how to vid for that.

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    2. Please consider a quick video on converting pleats to darts! That would be awesome!

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  4. Luv Luv Luv!! I made this dress about two years ago and it was a complete Hot Mess! I gave it away. You have inspired me to give it another whirl. I have a double knit that would be great!! Thank you!!! LOL!!

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  5. This style looks great on you! I would have never guessed it was knit either! Do you have trouble with pattern bodice tops not fitting at the top? I have that problem and have to adjust my zipper. I think there must be a better way.

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    1. Always, the tops never fits me, they are always too big. You need to remove the excess evenly on all seams not the zipper ;-)

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  6. That dress is hot! You look awesome as usual!

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  7. Another Bad Creation! Can't wait to see more!!
    Enjoy your day!

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  8. "Simply Beautiful" you are truly gifted and talented, as always thanks for your Awesomeness.

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  9. Mimi girl!!!! I'll just leave it at that.

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  10. As always classy and sassy love it Mimi...I might try it

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  11. WOW, this is gorgeous! I thought the fabric was cotton sateen, not a double knit. You find the best double knits. What is the difference between ponte knits and double knits in your opinion? I really LOVE the way your clothes fit, you've inspired me to start thinking about the fit of what I may now instead of just getting it done quickly.

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    1. Ponte is a double knit. Ponte was upon inception 100% polyester but has evolved over the years with Rayon and spandex added into the mix. Ponte usually has a little less stretch and in my opinion not as soft as the sophia double knits I tend to use.

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  12. Mimi....girl I can't take it you are so amazing...This is another one of your greats... I love me sum Mimi G....

    SewingShort..(Cree)

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  13. As always AWESOME job!!! I don't typically line my dresses and skirts but you have inspired me to start.

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    1. You should, they last much longer and hand better.

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  14. I passed on this pattern. The cover on the pattern does nothing for this dress. You really sell this dress. FABULOUS!!! What did you use for a lining?

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  15. YOWZA!!! like the others, never would have thought it was a double knit. you have such a great eye!!! i really like this one. could this dress be worthy of a maxi overhaul? i know you can do it!!! please alert metrotextiles that we are coming for fabric and will shut them down!!!you know we will :o)

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    1. LOL, I dont know that I want to make it into a maxi but will probably be using the top to make a jumper

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  16. Great dress. Turning the pleats into darts was good change. Those kinds of things take garments to the next level. The dress easily looks like a designer dress. You are a great teacher and inspiration. I always look forward to your posts.

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  17. I have looked at this pattern many times...but, my imagination would not let me look past that ugly blue dress on the front. I have had the pattern for a couple of years now, recently took it out and put it back, lol! I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT IT WAS THE SAME PATTERN! Fabric is everything!
    There is nothing evil about that dress because you rocked the hell out of it ( excuse my non cussing self), but dang it....it was a deserving moment, lol!!! Beautiful job, lady!!

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  18. WOWWOOWOWOWOW!

    Girl, you PUNISHED that dress! LOVE!
    http://urbanjunglefashion.wordpress.com/

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  19. I would crop the top, keep the skirt high waist-ed, and wear this as matching separates. I have been looking for a pattern like that but I can't find one. Sooo cute! Love it!

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  20. You look smoking. Perfect fit. Perfect color. Perfect styling. Werk!!!

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  21. I have had this pattern forever, but never felt compelled to make the dress until now! I never would have imagined it being so pretty. You definily have a eye for fashion!

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  22. That dress is HOT and I LOVE your freckles!! Just beautiful!!

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  23. Even though you are thin, I think it was wise to convert the pleats to darts. This is another winner. I have never seen anything that looks bad on you. I made a big mistake today as I went to the Vogue pattern website for the first time and was astounded how much less expensive the patterns are on there than at Jo-Ann's. I picked out about 12-15 that I would love to have, so maybe, if I sell a few more fabrics that I put on Etsy. Your freckles are great.

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  24. Love the dress, Im a beginner sewer and I follow you everyday getting ideas and inspiration. Anywho, eventually do you think you could do a video on how you do the princess seams? Im still learning all the terminology for sewing and I knwo you spoke about it before. Any advice is helpful!

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  25. gorg mimi..

    www.simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com

    dawn

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  26. That dress fits you perfectly mimi. I like it better without the belt. The pattern is out of print on the McCall website. Is there any other way to get it? I needs a size 10-12/

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    1. I just picked it up at Joann's today after some hunting

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  27. Mimi nice - question - Why did you choose a knit - the pattern called for stable non stretchy fabrics. The change from pleats to darts was a great choice - I love the darts they make the whole look much neater. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Mimi u r a BABE!!! Have you ever made bikinis? lol xx

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  29. I love the way you finished this dress. I'm going to try it? I've always steered away from patterns that connect at the waste for fear that the fit would be inaccurate. Any suggestions on how to make sure it isn't?. Please help. Oh. P.S. Good tip on turning the pleads into darts. Thank you for sharing your sewing enthusiasm.

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  30. hey Mimi,great job!Does the dress have a lining?

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  31. what kind of lining do you use for your dresses?

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  32. Hey Mimi, Where did you print your labels??

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.