New Look 6000

by Maddy on May 5, 2014 · 7 comments

in 1960s,Buttons,Dresses

Hello everyone, today I have to show you New Look 6000. I know this is a widely loved pattern by vintage enthusiasts because it has a great vintage flair, and I couldn’t agree with them more! I actually was surprised to see that the finished product fit me perfectly, knowing my previous experience with modern patterns. I used a bright purple gabardine. I would highly recommend this pattern to vintage¬†and modern sewers. My only dilemma with the pattern was the collar. It is not supposed to, but it curls into itself. Also, my button pulls on the fabric beneath it. I’m not sure, but that might be a button placement problem.

My gorgeous art nouveau inspired button

 Thanks for looking!

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I am currently in high school and very interested in retro sewing, and I love anything vintage.

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EmeraldErin May 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Love it! Looks so Joan from Madmen- and that colour really suits you!


Evie May 5, 2014 at 7:55 pm

LOVE the Mucha button!! Cute dress!


EmSewCrazy May 5, 2014 at 10:22 pm

You look lovely in this dress and it is a very nice design! Great job!


Catherine Alekna May 6, 2014 at 7:19 am

love the style! you look great!


sharpscissors May 7, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Thanks for posting, it looks fantastic! You’ve inspired me to make one, I swear I have that pattern hiding somewhere.


Eliza Brown May 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Wow! That’s a fabulous dress!!


Wendy May 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

I’ve just bought this pattern and some winter weight fabric. I’ve never made a winter dress before because I always wear pants in cold weather. Looking forward to making this one. Love your choice of colour.


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