Nothing says “The Punisher” like princess sleeves… My review of New Look 6022 Pattern.
As you can tell I’m really getting obsessed with these licensed fabrics. (I’ll have a Dare Devil and Zelda dress review blog coming soon!) But when I found this Punisher fabric I knew I had to make something out of it.
I decided to go for a simple dress. I like the juxtaposition of a masculine fabric being turned into an overly feminine dress pattern, hence the princess sleeves.
The Punisher is one of my favorite comic book characters. (I’m all about revenge! It’s why Westerns are my favorite movie genre!) And I especially love the portrayal of The Punisher on the Netflix series, Dare Devil. I was more than thrilled when I discovered this fabric at JoAnnes. I was actually on my way out of the store and it happened to be in a separate bin! So I guess it was destiny that we found each other :-)
The pattern is as simple as they come, which was why I purchased it. I wanted something quick and easy. From cutting to final hem, it took about an hour to make so you can’t go wrong with that!
The pattern consists of 4 pieces: Front, Back, sleeves and neckband. Since it’s a type of tunic pattern there isn’t a zipper either. The pleats are very easy as well, with a quick baste stitch to hold them in place, all you have to do is sew up the back, sides, neckband and sleeves! And voila! You have a dress!
I like to give it a little more shape though so I made an elastic belt. This is quite possible the easiest belt you could ever make. Just measure your waste, cut the elastic to length, sew it up and you’ve got yourself a belt.
Here’s a 30 second video of me sewing this little number together!
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