|New Look: 6000 (Misses' Dresses) - Type:Dresses |
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New Look Pattern Info
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $4.49 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton Sateen [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|This dress was made as part of the February Challenge Polka Dot Frock Fest on Scruffy Badger Time's blog. |
Misses retro style dress with front, sleeve and neck variations.
4-16. I enlarged one size at the waist and maybe a couple of sizes more at the hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. Note, I sewed my pleats on the wrong side. Doesn't bother me, but easily done.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the sleeves and the cuffs. Apparently sleeve length that ends at the elbow draws the eye to your waist, which is a good thing IMO. I don't like the fact there is no shaping around the bust, but I think if you select the right fabric this is not such a huge issue. I also think the front is a little baggy; this is due to my alterations possibly, and I would alter if making again.
Stretch cotton sateen.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
This pattern runs to a size 16, but I knew this would not be enough for my hips. The alteration was simple enough: I simply laid my TNT New Look 6123 pattern over the New Look 6000 pattern (matching waistline markings), and traced around the extra inches I needed onto extra paper I had taped onto New Look 6000.
I omitted the facing at the neckline and used bias facing. I added 2 inches to the length. I used an exposed zip in a contrasting colour for a bit of fun.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Hmmmm...not sure I would sew it again myself...or maybe I would try another view. Yes, I would recommend to others.
A great, fun, easy to wear dress that came together very quickly.
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