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Short & Sweet: First Pattern Review

Hi loves!

I'm in love with New Look A6291.  It's a great beginner pattern for cute trendy fashions. Here's my version of view B and my pattern review.  

New Look A6291 Pattern Review

  • Pattern Description: Easy, Fun, and Flirty Romper
  • Pattern Sizing: The pattern is sized for misses sizes 4-16. I used 16. I would normally buy size 10 or 12.
  • Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. It looked very similar to the picture minus my alterations.
  • Were the instructions easy to follow? The directions were written without a lot of high level sewing jargon. I found steps 15 & 16 a little confusing. I think the steps are mixed up. I followed the steps but had to rip the seams and try again.
  • What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I don't like the directions for assembling the bottoms.
  • Fabric Used: I used a polyester challis. The fabric was navy with white and baby blue butterflies.
  • Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not use bias tape, but I used scraps from this fabric. I also omitted the pockets and shoulder straps.
  • Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I love the outcome. It's really cute and fun. I plan to make one of each view.
  • Conclusion: The pattern is labeled easy. I totally agree. This was an easy pattern. It's good for beginners. Trust me! I'm a beginner and I made it through. You can do it too.

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Until next time,  SMOOCHES!

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