Sunday, 16 December 2012

Polka Dot New Look 6000

 

Thank you so much for all your suggestions about what colour buttons I should sew onto this dress. The comments had me oohing and ahhing - particularly the colour combos I'd never have thought of myself. Navy with green? Oooh... Navy with orange? Ahhh... In the end, however, I just couldn't choose one single colour so left the buttons off altogether. Sorry! But now I can wear whatever colour tights I want with it. Mmm... coloured tights...

 

The fabric is a really lovely stretch cotton courtesy of the Fabric Godmother (thanks Josie!) and the pattern is New Look 6000. I made the skirt a bit wider at the hemline, since I've decided to be a bit more honest with myself about what style of clothes I'll actually get the most wear out of. Pencil skirts may look pretty hot, but I don't look too hot running for a bus at half a mile an hour with my knees locked together, or sat at my desk wriggling around trying to get comfy. So yes, wider hem it is!

And I love it so!


Want more New Look 6000? Check out loads of gorgeous version's on Scruffy Badger's blog.

[Soundtrack: 'Here I Am (Come and Take Me)' by Al Green - oh yeeeah!]

43 comments:

  1. Snap! I've just used the exact same fabric to make my latest dress, it's gorgeous isn't it? As is your dress Tilly, I love it, it's so chic. I think leaving off the buttons was a wise move, the fold over cuffs are a lovely feature in their own right and buttons might have got lost amongst the polka dots. Plus it will be even more versatile now! I love this pattern - every version I've seen has been awesome.
    PS. LOVE your new haircut! xx

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    1. Oh yes, I remember you saying! Love your version too xx

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  2. Gorgeous! I love how you omitted the collar and left just one special detail.. very tasteful :) I just got that pattern a week ago from sewing.patterns.com, and now I will have to make it soon!

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  3. Ah so lovely. I have not seen a bad version of this dress yet -it is a winner EVERY time! Great with those tights too!

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  4. PS if you do miss the buttons why not try matching covered buttons? But doesn't look like you really need them :)

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    1. I did think about that but they'd get lost with the spots. xx

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  5. Fabulous! I've literally been cutting out the pattern pieces on this one today. How did you find the sizing? Love it with the tights, shoes - and haircut!

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    1. I don't really look at pattern sizing, just adjust to my measurements and make the usual changes to account for my smallness (eg. take an inch off each shoulder, shorten the bodice...). It's pretty simple to fit this kind of dress. Looking forward to seeing your version xx

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  6. Oooh Tilly, this is just lovely! You and Jane practically have matching dresses now...and what dresses...both are equally stunning! I adore the cuff detail on your version and I think I too would have made the same alteration to the skirt for comfort. I hope you wear it lots and lots because it looks amazing on you! And is this a new hairstyle you're sporting? It's so, so cute!!!

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  7. Ooooh!! Tilly, it's totally adorable!! I love the detail combo that you've chosen with the spotty fabric, leaving the collar off but keeping the cuffs is such a simple and elegant use of such wonderful fabric. Looks great with your red legs and cute hairdo. Thanks for linking to 'the gallery' - could I add a link to one of your pics and this post? Sort of maintaining a new look 6000 love space? I SO covet your me made wardrobe by the way..... :-)

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  8. I love this dress! I love polka dots! ;)

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  9. oooouuuh love blue and red together! gotta get this pattern and a polka dot fabric somewhere. you look so french! very inspiring

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  10. stunning dress - I love polka dots and that suits you so well. I agree with you about pencil skirts. A-line tends to be be more flattering and easier to rush around in.

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  11. Love the dress, the cuffs are great, and so are the tights. I love colored tights, too, they're just so much fun!

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  12. I love the polka dot dress. It's so beautiful. I sew this pattern too for christmas. LG Andrea

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  13. This is super cute!It's almost exactly like the dress I had in my mind this summer - the one that never got to be cut out before summer ended.
    Now I'm thinking it would work great for winter too. With those red tights, it's awesome!

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  14. Fantastic fabric and tights too! I love it Tilly - another knock-out piece. I've gone nutty for dots. Great result - I'm going to remember those red tights for a future look.

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  15. It's fabulous!! I love the fabric, the shape of the skirt, the cuffs, the brooch - all of it!

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  16. Simply sensational! I love it!

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  17. I just love your dress. I'm making a black and cream polka dot dress right now and take your style tip of pairing it with red shoes.

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  18. Your dress is lovely. I have that pattern, look forward to trying it out :)

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  19. This is one of those amazing patterns that look fantastic on everyone! I love the additional width you have given to the base of the skirt. Pretty AND practical!

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  20. Gorgeous! I can't go past some polka dots.

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  21. Perfect combo - polka dots and New Look 6000! Awesome dress. This is next on my list too in a Marc Jacobs cotton sateen...

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  22. LOVE those hot pink tights coupled with that amazing dress - seriously girl, you've got skills!

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  23. Beautiful dress! and I love the shoes too - where are those from? :)

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  24. I can never get enough polka dots (hence the background on my blog) so it's no surprise I love this dress. Leaving the buttons out was a good choice - you don't have to commit to a color combination.

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  25. Gorgeous look, I especially love the coloured tights!

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  26. Qué bonito, me encanta tu vestido, ha quedado precioso!

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  27. Gorgeous, such a happy frock :) I agree with you on less wiggle more walk. I'm having to stop myself going for too much of a taper and remind myself that my garments need to be functional as well as foxy ;-)

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  29. Hi Tilly, this dress is adorable! I'm in love with it! I tried to look for the pattern, unfortunately the book has to be shipped outside the U.S. and they won't do that :( Do you know of another source where I could get the pattern from? Cheers, Lena

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  30. Hi! Love your dress, looks stunning! I have this pattern also, I was wondering how much fabric you bought to make this version? Would be very helpful! Thank you, Merle :)

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  31. Hi Tilly, I have this pattern and will finally have time to try and make it next week. How many metres of fabric did you need for this? I'm a bit rubbish at working that out yet lol. Am on my third coco once I get my delivery tomorrow of spotty fabric.
    Love this site :)

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