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PR Members Preview the Latest New Looks. You Pair With Fall Colors!By DianeSev on 8/23/13 12:52 PM

PR members were chatting about the latest New Look patterns, and we thought we'd highlight some of their choices!

Can you imagine these patterns in the hot new Fall colors? Tell us what you'd sew and what colors you'd pick!

New Look 6223 Misses' Dress with Bodice Variations

New Look 6223 Misses' Dress with Bodice Variations
Sizes 8-18

MrsCharisma liked this dress and we do too! This waist, the skirt, the neck, the bodices, the sleeve options...they all combine for the perfect look for a day dress or a fancy dress, given the right fabric!

Description: Misses' dress with side pockets & back zipper can be made sleeveless, with cap sleeves or with slightly ruched short sleeves. Bodice has darts or asymmetrical draping. New Look sewing pattern.

Suggested Fabrics: Pique, lightweight sateen, silks and silk types, silk linen, satin, shantung, taffeta, soft lightweight linen and linen blends. C, D also in jacquards, brocades.

New Look 6231 Misses' Skirt, Pants & Peplum Jackets

New Look 6231 Misses' Skirt, Pants & Peplum Jackets
Sizes 8-18

We love peplums! And it doesn't look like they're going away anytime soon. trinicity and MrsCharisma both like this pattern. trinicity says, "I think 6231 will make a great jacket for a suit. I am kinda over the peplum thing but this would be a classic suit separate for my wardrobe."

Description: Misses' skirt has a side split. Skirt and pants have a side zipper. Jacket with or without collar can be made with gathered peplum or pleated peplum both with front hook & eye closures. New Look sewing pattern.

Suggested Fabrics: Damask, pique, sateen, lightweight wool and wool blends, crepe back satin, jacquards, silk linen, brocade, satin, shantung, taffeta, linen and linen blends, embroidered fabrics. A, B also in silks and silk types. C, D also in stretch woven fabrics.

New Look 6228 Misses' Knit Pencil Skirt

New Look 6228 Misses' Knit Pencil Skirt
Sizes 8-16

Knits! Pencil skirts! Of course the two go together for that nice body cling you want in the right places. trinicity says, "I like 6228 because it is made out of knit. I am in love with double knit skirts right now."

Description: Misses' slim skirt with elastic waist in 3 lengths is sized for stretch knits. V. A has piping at front seams, B contrast panels, C gathers at front & D curved hem & ties. Make all 4 & be ready for any occasion.

Suggested Fabrics: Sized for stretch knits only: matte jerseys, double knits, jerseys, lightweight double knits, sweatshirt fleece, stretch velvet.

New Look 6232 Misses' and Men's Button Down Shirt

New Look 6232 Misses' and Men's Button Down Shirt
Sizes: (8-18, XS-XL)

OK, here's a classic that we MUST have in our household wardrobes! It's a UNISEX button-down shirt! It's always in style for men and it's a classic for women. This version is ever-so-slightly fitted. And you'll be able to switch the looks with a very wide choice of fabrics!

mssewcrazy says: "I was in the store before I saw this thread and thought, 'That looks like a great men's shirt that is up to date looking.' I liked that it had the fabric amount given to purchase for using contrast in the neck and placket area which would be a guide if out shopping for fabrics to do one."

Description: Misses' and Men's long sleeve button down collared shirt with optional pockets. For added interest, shirt can be made with contrasting collar, cuffs, inside yoke, and placket. New Look sewing pattern.

Suggested Fabrics: Cotton and cotton blends, laundered cottons, soft lighweight linen and linen blends. A,B also in flannel, chambray, lightweight denim, poplin, sateen. C,D also in silks and silk types, charmeuse, crepe de chine, sueded silks/rayons, voile, georgette, double georgette, soft lightweight linen and linen blends.

New Look 6236 Toddlers' Dress, Top, Leggings and Bolero

New Look 6236 Toddlers' Dress, Top, Leggings and Bolero
Sizes: 1/2 to 4

And here's one for the wee girl in your oh-so-cute wardrobe combo, perfect for the first day of pre-school! MrsCharisma likes it, as does MamaSewing who laments, "I am wishing that this little girl's dress was in bigger girls' sizes. It is so cute and would work for pre-teen girls as well. My dd would adore it..."

Description: Style your toddler in this adorable dress or top, elastic waist knit leggings, and long sleeve bolero. Bows near the ankle and wrists with flowers at the waist give this outfit sweet feminine touches.

Suggested Fabrics: A,B sized for stretch knits only: jerseys, velour, novelty knit fabrics. C,D in cotton and cotton blends, laundered cottons, chambray, lightweight denim, seersucker, twill. Not suitable for sleepwear.

See more new New Look patterns!

Can you imagine these New Look patterns in the Pantone Fall colors?

Pantone Fall 2013 1
Pantone Fall 2013 2


Which of these patterns would you sew in which of these colors? Tell us!

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QuikSew said...
I love 6228 and 6231. I would combine the two and have a very comfortable but sharp looking set. As a mix and match basic, you could get a lot of mileage from 2 patterns.
8/24/13 11:56 AM
dove29 said...
I like those print pants. Bill Cunningham in the NY Times did a piece on ladies' pants in prints. They definitely seem to be in fashion. Me, I'd hold out for pants with pockets.
8/24/13 2:47 PM
AuntieMary said...
Oddly enough, I love the New Look toddler top in denim. I can see how this could be graded up for an adult top. The New Look 6223 view D is demanding I size it up in Turbulence with a shawl of something lacy in Samba. What wonderful colors; something for all skin tones and ages.
8/25/13 7:56 PM
Ashford said...
New Look 6232 button shirt Deep Lichen Green and Vivacious -I like the rounded shirt tail and it is not wide and boxy. Lengthen it for a shirt dress; add a semi-fitted band at the waist for a jacket; seam binding on the armholes for a vest. More variety with fabric textures, prints, and color blocking.
8/26/13 10:50 PM

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