Remember my WIP? Well, it is finally complete and I am in LOVE!
New Look 6000 has been around for a while. There are many versions on the web, mostly with the pleats, collar and cuffs. I was originally planning a blue ponte 3/4 sleeve version but thought I'd better test the pattern out first due to a sway back and the fact I've never made a shift dress before. This fabric was another impulse buy from Spotlight while I was waiting in line. While I was testing things out with the pattern, I spied the cute pleated sleeves and thought I'd give them a go too. This all resulted in a fabulous dress!
I think this is my favourite work dress to date. That is a HUGE call! I have a lot of dresses. But, how cool is this dress?! I am loving the short pleated sleeves and think they will be perfect for work in both winter and summer.
Pattern: New Look 6000 View A (without the flower)
Fabric: Printed stretch cotton sateen from Spotlight plus black lining from Tessuti
- Graded pattern up to a size 18 by adding 1.5cm to the side seams only (pattern only goes to a size 16)
- Used 3cm seam at armhole grading to 1.5cm seam from waist down
- Cut the lining using dress pattern and used a 6mm seam for lining fabric to allow for ease of movement
- Sway back adjustment - removed 2cm from centre (will do 4cm next time) and straightened the grainline by removing excess fabric from centre back from adjustment up to back neckline
- Added 10cm to length.
I wore this dress all day at work and it was a delight to wear. Super comfortable and stylish. Perfect!
So, what do you think? Have you made New Look 6000 before?