Do you follow #magamsewalong on Instagram? I find the monthly sew alongs created by @suestoney and @sewinginspain to be so inspirational. This month’s theme is Neglected. The idea is to create a project using somethng you’ve ignored for too long. This fabric has languished in my stash for years. I have no idea where I bought it or why! Now, finally, the neglected has become a dress.
You can see my friend Mitchell had to participate in this photo shoot. If I want some attention from him, I just put on a pair of black tights, LOL.
Knit dresses are really my wardrobe go-to at this time of year. (see others
here). You can throw them on them over a pair of cozy leggings and still manage to look polished.
Speaking of neglected…I’ve been using so many Indie sewing patterns, I’ve neglected the new offerings from the Big 4 pattern companies. A few weeks ago I took the time to peruse their Fall offerings. New Look 6632 caught my eye because of the princess seams and empire waist, details you can’t always find in a knit pattern. Also, it has in-seam front pockets…perfection!
Of course, I couldn’t resist using a bit of contrasting fabric on the side panels. It always feels good to use a remnant I’ve saved from an old project!
Construction of this dress was pretty easy. There isn’t a zipper. Instead, the dress slips over your head. I modified the pattern and finished the neck with a contrasting knit band instead of the suggested bias binding. I cut a size ten based on the pattern envelope measurements, and the pattern fit welll without adjustment.
Of course, I had to make the optional cowl neck that’s removable…so cozy! I love my new dress made from neglected fabric. Thanks to #magamsewalong for inspiring me!
Happy sewing and thanks for stopping by!
15 thoughts on “A New Look Knit Dress from Neglected Fabric”
This is one of my favorites of all your makes I have seen. It looks fabulous, warm, and stylish. It fits well! I may have to find this pattern soon.
Thanks, Becky!! I think it’s one of my favorites too. The pattern is a good one!
Great dress, love the side panels and the cowl!
ThAnks, Ruthie! The cowl is such a cool addition to this pattern!
This is a great dress, the contrast fabrics is perfect!
Thanks, Lori! It was so nice to finally find a good use for this fabric.
This dress is so you! Love the colour on you and isn’t the panelling genius?
Thanks, Diane! I think this fabric was neglected for so long because I wasn’t sure about the color, but it’s growing on me!!
Tomorrow I’m heading out to pick up this pattern! It looks great the way you have styled it. You are right about the empire line being rare on patterns for knits. That’s what steers me away from mist of them. And the removable cowl is a bonus!
Oh, I think you’ll love this pattern, Marguerite! And the cowl is such a genius addition to this pattern… I hope to see your version soon!
New Look 6632 caught my eye because of the princess seams and empire waist, details you can’t always find in a knit pattern. What does the Pick-A-Knit ruler on the pattern envelope recommend for stretch?
I used a knit with moderate crosswise stretch.
I love this dress I might try it out as my first attempt at princess seams, I’ve seen them made in YouTube vids and think I can certainly do something similar! I’m excited to give it a whirl.
Thanks!! I think you’ll love this pattern!