I’ve made four new dresses in the past few weeks – three of them with fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics! You’ve already seen the Kimono Dress I made last month, here are a couple of work dresses from New Look 6429. I had originally made this pattern a few years back when it was first released. I don’t know why I waited so long to make it again – it’s a real gem. This is quickly becoming a favorite for work because I don’t have to fuss with it at all, just toss it on and go. I’ve made three short-sleeved/collared versions so far this month and am planning on one long-sleeved version before I give it a rest. If you haven’t tried this pattern yet, what are you waiting for? The cut is sublime and it goes together in a snap.
This print was a bit of a challenge to match but I’m happy with how it turned out.
I used the border for the collar, cuffs and neckline binding (which you can’t see here).
No matching here, this one went together in a few hours.
I used Palmer/Pletsch Sheer to interface the collars on both dresses.
I also made another version of New Look 6648 (fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics, of course!). I absolutely adore the sleeves on this version. And, yes, it is positively x-rated without a cami underneath. ;-) I did discover that this is just perfect over a bikini when you want to cover up just a bit – much better than a big baggy t-shirt.