Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Look 6352

This pattern has been in the New Look catalogue since 2002. It’s a simple design which must be quite popular or else it wouldn’t still be available.

I made up View C a few years ago in a pale mauve polyester silk to wear to a wedding and I quite liked it. Unfortunately, I never wore it after the wedding and it ended up as a charity shop donation. Back then, I didn’t know as much about fitting as I do now. I had cut it out in a size that ended up too big around the shoulders, but I didn’t realize it at the time. I am much fussier about fit these days.

This style is loose to begin with. It’s a pullover with no zippers or buttons and it’s designed for woven fabrics which have no stretch. So you need a fair amount of ease just to get it on.

This time, I again made View C, the long, sleeveless version. I like this dress for a few reasons. One, it’s simple and quick to sew up – no need to refer to the instructions. Two, it’s open around the neck – very breezy for these hot, summer days. Three, it hides figure flaws if you have them (and I have them. Too many fat filled restaurant meals while I was on my trip has obscured my waist line).

I sewed this dress in a poly/cotton “seersucker” blend. It’s lightweight and cheerful and makes me feel the same. The necklace I am wearing was a present from my very thoughtful hubby.

Unless it turns out to be a real wadder, I tend to sew a pattern more than once. I think I’ll have another go at this one too before I put it away.


Creativehands said...

That one looks like a lot of fun! Have fun on Saturday.

BELINDA said...

Hi Inga, you are doing a great job making your own clothes. I really like the material of this dress. Keep up the good work. Belinda

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh what fun fabric! I don't know if it's supposed to be full-sized parasols, but in my mind it is those little cocktail umbrellas. I love those things.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the review. Good to know that a tried and tested pattern stands the test of time. I have been looking for a pattern that is quick and simple. They make the most comfortable summer dresses!