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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Style 2206


I wanted to sew this pattern, Style 2206, because of its unusual neckline and front bodice.  The neck is incorporated into the top of the front bodice piece and is shaped at the front just by a little pleat.  You then attach the remaining back neckband to the back bodice as normal.

I found this a little bit tricky to do.

Although I did like the result once I had attached it.

Having made quite a few dresses recently I decided to make this into a tunic top and altered the back to make it button up rather than using a zip as instructed in the original pattern.

The only problem is I think it looks like something a dental nurse would wear!  Mr HoffiCoffi valiantly tried to persuade me that it didn't and stayed resolute even when I said it was time for his appointment and tilted his chair back.... but it still reminded me of the dentists.

Tucking it in helps and I think this is how I am going to wear it.  I really don't want to be stopped in the street for any dental emergencies!!!!

Linking up with the Vintage Pattern Pledge.