Without a doubt- THE hardest garment I've ever constructed.
New Look #6446.
Now I can look like a farmer in style!
*Notes for the budding or established seamstress.
Being a non-conformist is cool - sometimes, but not when it comes to making a garment from a pattern. If you are a good girl, and do what the instructions tell you, and you enjoy working seemingly impossible puzzles, making this outfit will be easy as pie.
As for me- I struggled.
A few tips.
1. READ and more importantly follow the instructions given.
2. Take time to take your measurements WITHOUT clothes on. I measured over my shorts and t-shirt, thinking it would be okay, because I'm just so fast and efficient. It wasn't. I blew it and had to go and buy more fabric.
3. Make a muslin first, especially on something as complicated as this. I used to think that making a muslin (a mock-up of the pattern with cheap fabric) was a colossal waste of time. I want to wear the outfit NOW, not after making it -twice! Well, I didn't measure correctly the first time and cut into my nice chambray fabric with the wrong size. Even after trying to rework it, I couldn't get the bodice to fit right so I had to scrap it and start over. The fabric store was out of the light weight chambray so I had to go with a heavier denim. Still cute, but not what I was going for. I now have a nice $15 pile of chambray scraps. If I had just used a muslin in the first place, it would have only cost me around $4......you'd think after all these years I would know better.
4. You-Tube is your friend.
4. Be persistent. You can do it, and remember -mistakes are learning tools!