July 30, 2012

Sew: New Look 6000



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.
Project Details
Pattern: New Look 6000 View A (without the flower)
Fabric: Printed stretch cotton sateen from Spotlight plus black lining from Tessuti
Alterations:
  • 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.
The pattern does not call for lining but I knew it would wear better, especially with stockings, if it was fully lined. I simply cut the dress from the fabric and the lining fabric but used a smaller seam allowance for the lining (sideseams and centreback).

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?

L x

18 comments:

  1. I LOVE this!! The fabric, the style. Great work!

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  2. Lovely! This is on my to make list also. It looks really cute with the short sleeves.

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  3. That looks great, the pattern of the fabric plays well with the gathers. Does it have a vent at the back?

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    1. Thanks. Yes it has a vent at the back.

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  4. Lurve it! Super flattering and great print too :)

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  5. I've been reading your blog for a short while but I don't think I've ever commented before - but I absolutely have to say how much I love this on you! I probably would not be drawn to either that pattern or fabric alone but the way you have put them together and fitted it - perfection!

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  6. really nice! every time I see this pattern made it looks different and unique - I really must get it! :) I'm curious - what did you use for lining?

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  7. It's beautiful! You really make me want this pattern!

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  8. LOVE this! It fits you perfectly. I seriously want that fabric too.

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  9. Beautiful! Love that fabric.

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  10. This looks beautiful. It's so nice to have a win. Lovely fabric and lovely details. I wish my dining room looked as neat as yours.

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    1. Monday is cleaner day!! My angel of a cleaner comes in while I'm at work and works her magic. Pure bliss!

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  11. Doesn't look like the comment I wrote on your last post worked. I was wondering where you're heading to on your tropical holiday?

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    1. We're off to Fiji!! Can't wait. Cocktails, warm weather and kids club!

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  12. lovely dress - the fabric and pattern are well matched.

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  13. Oh my! That is definitely "YOUR" dress style! Everything about that dress works so well on you. You should make many more in many colours! :-)

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    1. Thanks Lulu! I have at least two more in the to-do pile.

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