Sunday, May 12, 2013

New Look 6000, A Great Pattern




I made this dress for a function I was attending last night. I love it. And the pattern  New Look 6000, is a gem,IMO.


I achieved a good fit with only a small FBA and a sway back adjustment. The pattern envelope calls for a  woven  fabric but I used a rayon lycra knit. I cut  a size 12  to which I sometimes have to add extra wide seam allowance at the sides but I didn't need it for this one.

The dress is close fitting and flattering, but for a woven, I would most likely need the extra at those side seams

t.I made View B minus the collar.




You can just see the side darting which I love.


I lowered the neckline just a smidgen.







I made a little cardi-like topper to wear with it.





Isn't it cute? I copied it from RTW. To see how I made it, go to Diana's Sewing Lessons for  a brief   "How to". The fabric for this one is a  very light viscose knit.

My husband really liked this dress and so do I.










Next up is the same pattern in navy lace for an event we are attending at the end of the month.

I hope you found time to sew this weekend!  More later from




7 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

That pattern has been a favorite of mine since it first came out. You did a wonderful job making it. Love the print and it's a great fit. So nice with that cardi also.

pdiddly said...

That is such a lovely dress and well copied. BTW I had to re-join as a follower - I seem to be getting your Sewing Lessons but not this blog.

Still back again.

Vernelle Nelson said...

Hi, Diana - That pattern is truly a gem! I love patterns that have several different views. You really got your money's worth with this one... and the finished product looks absolutely wonderful!

Take care.

Debs - debslosingit.com said...

Love it, especially with the cardigan!

Beverly said...

So very pretty & looks great with the red cardigan.

Cennetta said...

Looking great. This is a cute dress and you wear it well.

Noriecreates said...

I love this dress! The fabric is stunning!