New Look 6000

Happy Sunday everyone

I’ve just finished New Look 6000 and the style reminded me so much of Joan Holloway from Mad Men I had to call it ‘The Holloway’, and have a bit of fun with the reveal pics. ;-)

The Holloway

Pattern review: New Look 6000 (View C with gathered waist)

Difficulty rating for me: 2.5/5

Skills learned: Adding a vent, adding a cuff with a kick, pleating, cutting on the bias. NOT a lapped zipper. Adding bias binding to finish the hem.

Will I make again? Hell yeah – love this 50s/60s style. It’s so flattering and grown up. Better get me some kind of serious job just so I can wear it to work now…

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9 comments… add one

  • This is so lovely! I have seen this pattern and wondered how it would sew up. yours is elegant and understated.

  • I love everything about this dress. It fits you great. And your rating system is fantastic.

  • This is gorgeous. I love the collar, and the Joanie shot on your blog cracked me up.

  • Adorable!

  • spunkalicious!

  • Heheh thanks all :)

  • Oh my gosh that looks AMAZING! I now need to go find that pattern :) Wonderful job!

  • I love the gathered waist, love it love it! I may have to find it now too.

    And an excellent idea to rate the pattern :)

  • This is the pefcret post for me to find at this time


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