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Completed Project: New Look 6824

May 20, 2013

Hola!  I’m finally getting round to showing you one of the dresses I made back in March – New Look 6824.  It’s a lovely pattern, and very simple to do as it only has a few pattern pieces, and it’s fully lined.  It uses princess seams instead of darts, which I infinitely prefer because they are easier to sew.  Not that darts are difficult to sew, but they’re just a bit fiddly, and, given the opportunity, I like to be lazy.

I made this dress with some navy and white polka dot fabric from Boyes that was as cheap as chips.  Cheaper, in fact, and healthier, and longer-lasting.  But probably not as tasty.  I’ll stop comparing my new dress to chips now.  Sorry about that.

The fabric faded quite a lot when I prewashed it, which I shouldn’t complain about seeing as the fabric was so cheap, but I’m still going to complain because it makes fascinating reading: yes, it was cheap, but then again so was the gingham I used for my Gertie Shirtwaist dress, and so is the poplin I regularly use from Boyes, and yet both of these are significantly higher quality and neither fade.  I was a bit disappointed, but didn’t fancy buying new fabric, so I just decided to embrace the faded look!

I lined it with an old bed sheet that was going spare, so this dress cost next to nothing to make!  Hurray!  Add to that the fact that it was super-easy to sew, and you’ve got one very happy lady.  The dress has quite a 50s vibe going on, which means it’s flattering for big bums!  And as for boobies, one weird thing about this dress is how it seems to make me look flat chested: I say this is weird because there are some 32GGs lurking under there!

Anyway, that’s about all I have to say about this dress and pattern.  Onto the photos – and there are a lot of them as we got a bit carried away:

Front view

Front view

Back view.  Unfortunately the polka dots don't match up :-(

Back view. Unfortunately the polka dots don’t match up :-(

The lining!

The lining!

"What shall I sew next? Hmmm...."

Thinking view: “What shall I sew next? Hmmm….”

The crazy lady view

The crazy lady view

I once got complimented on my arms, which was the strangest compliment I've ever been given.  Here's a picture of my arm, just in case.

I once got complimented on my arms, which was the strangest compliment I’ve ever been given, because my arms are pretty unremarkable. Here’s a picture of my arm, just in case.

The 'Hooray for sunshine' view!

The ‘Hooray for sunshine’ view!

Even if I try to make this dress indecent, my modesty is preserved!

Even if I try to make this dress indecent, my modesty is preserved!

I can't remember why I thought this photo would be a good idea.

I can’t remember why I thought this photo would be a good idea.

So there you have it, a bunch of photos of me looking silly but wearing a pretty dress, and pretty red shoes with a sparkly bow, which are made by Firetrap, by the way, just in case you wanted to track down a pair for yourself ;-)

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2013 2:54 pm

    Love it!

  2. May 20, 2013 4:14 pm

    They are remarkable arms. Truly.

    x

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      May 20, 2013 5:54 pm

      Well, I don’t like to boast too much. But they are one of my top three features x

  3. anne carter permalink
    May 20, 2013 4:36 pm

    Fun photos and a lovely dress, shoes and arms as well as the blue sky! It didn’t take you long to get your figure back after bub number two. You suit the fitted style.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      May 20, 2013 5:53 pm

      Thanks Anne! I am rather larger than I was pre-babies, but I’m working on that, slowly! :-)

  4. rednails83 permalink
    May 20, 2013 4:46 pm

    Best. Photoshoot. Ever.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      May 20, 2013 5:55 pm

      Credit to Miss Bennett for taking the photos! x

  5. May 20, 2013 5:56 pm

    Love your silly photos in a very pretty dress! :)

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      May 20, 2013 10:51 pm

      Thanks! Hope you and gorgeous baby Jane are well x

  6. May 21, 2013 12:44 am

    This looks absolutely fabulous! I love the bodice lines! What a rad make!!!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      May 21, 2013 7:51 am

      Thanks Amanda! :-)

  7. May 29, 2013 4:10 pm

    Gorgeous dress, and I totally agree with you on princess seams vs darts. I find darts annoying, and princess seams always seem easier to alter as well. And I love that photo on the slide – excellent!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      May 30, 2013 11:04 pm

      Thanks Jo! I didn’t actually go down the slide, although getting stuck halfway down would have made an amusing photo!

  8. May 29, 2013 9:42 pm

    This is so rad. I’m jealous how good it is. You look so teeny in it. And you have beautiful arms!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      May 30, 2013 11:02 pm

      Thanks Amy!! :-D

  9. Ashley Mae permalink
    June 17, 2013 1:12 am

    I’m about to cut this pattern for myself. It’s my first attempt at a dress. Could you tell me if you used Bodice A or B. I like where it hits you, but in the pattern pics, A looks kinda low, and B looks kinda high, I was just looking for pics to help me decide, and saw yours. Thanks!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      June 17, 2013 3:09 pm

      Hi, I used view A for the bodice. It should sit at your natural waist. Good luck!

  10. July 9, 2013 5:37 am

    This is absolutely smashing! The polka dots are perfection!!!!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 9, 2013 7:48 am

      Polka dots plus novelty print equals awesome!

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