Monday, October 24, 2011

New New Look... pleatorama

As soon as I saw New Look 6067 in the catalogue, I knew it must be mine! Front pleats? Check! Tulipy skirt? check! Little cap sleeves? Check again!

I liked it so much I couldn't wait for it to come out in Australia so I bought it from sewingpatterns.com, along with a few other patterns that no doubt will be revealed in coming weeks  (hint: New Look 6069 is one of them).

I made it out of some lovely shot orange/red bengaline I bought at Remnant Warehouse last time I was in Sydney with Kitty. It's the same fabric as New Look 6000 in pink (which I now realise I didn't blog - here she is:

I've also got some in sky blue - I still need to decide what dress to make out of it.

One thing I keep trying to get to stick in my head is that Bengaline stretches across the grain (almost 50% I reckon) and not at all down the length - so it's important to remember to check the stretch.

Anyway, back to 6067...
For some reason in the first picture she looks like she has Tyrannosaurus Rex arms - she doesn't really, honest!



Here's the detail of the bodice.

9 comments:

lakaribane said...

I love everything about your dress: the design and the color. Great fit too.

And that pattern made my wishlist at first sight too. Now I want it more!!!

Sheila said...

Pretty dress and recently purchased that pattern.

Carol said...

I love this dress, too. I'm going to get it immediately. Thank you for the reminder about the bengaline. I have some that I never got around to using because it was too heavy to wear in a Byron summer, but now I live in Hobart it will be perfect. Watch out for a woman in a green version of your dress! Thanks for the inspiration.

Moggy said...

Thanks ladies! Carol, I think you'll love bengaline now you don't have to worry about the sticky- factor. But more importantly - Green bengaline? I want some!

Kerry said...

That bodice detail is stunning. Is it quite a lot like New Look 6998?

I'm not usually a fan of tulip skirts, but this version is so subtle I might make an exception ;-)

Moggy said...

Thanks Kerry - it is a very subtle tulip. I can't find New Look 6998, so I'm not sure how similar it might be. Do you have a link?

Kerry said...

Whoops! Hit the wrong number.
Meant to say New Look 6968:

http://www.simplicity.com/p-5142-misses-dresses.aspx

Gail said...

What a great pattern. Love the red dress.

Kristy said...

oh this dress is fabulous, so flattering on you and I love the colour. I am so getting in on this action once I pop a baby out and (hopefully) regain a waistband