Sunday, June 19, 2011

The look of love

...New Look love, that is...

I had a hankering for a bolero so I popped along to Cleg's pattern and remnant sale (half price patterns, not their fabulous twice-yearly or so $5 for all patterns sale). I wanted New Look ones anyway, so they ended up being not much over $5 each

One was New Look 6935. Cute little collared and collarless boleros, plus some cute empire line frocks (which I may make one day). I made it out of some leftover Ponti. As usual, the New Look pattern made up a treat. This is view D. It's shaped nicely with darts at the neck (hard to see on black, of course!)

I found more of the same Ponti in my stash and decided to make a matching frock. This pattern is New Look 6013 which I bought a while ago  - Kitty made this in leopard in May.

I cut out the front and embroidered a lovely bird from an Urban Threads giveaway (I removed the banner using the fabulous almost-free Stitch Era Universal embroidery software).

The sewing of the dress was super quick - I did the turn-and-sew thing with the neckline, sleeves and hem using the coverstitch. I love that Elna!

5 comments:

kitty said...

Fabulous!

Linda said...

Cute!

Carol said...

I'm having some New Look love, too. I just purchased a dress and coat pattern that have leaped to the head of my queue. I love this little bolero, the collar really makes it for me. I think I need this pattern as well.

Gail said...

I've always overlooked New Look as rather daggy, but having seen NL6912 I'm rethinking this. Love your bolero. I bought an identical about a year ago when I needed a jacket in a hurry that was hugely expensive.

Kristy said...

I think your love of New Look is contagious - I've discovered a new found love for them myself thanks in no small part to all the loving going on around here!