October 08, 2012

Sew: New Look 6000


Not much to report about this dress. Except for the fact that black is really, really hard to photograph yourself...

I used the same black ponti knit from Rathdowne Fabrics as my Simplicity 2250 jacket and Vogue 8787 dress. I bought 4 metres for the two original projects but managed to squeeze an extra dress out of it as well.

Due to my fabric restriction, I used New Look 6000 without the pleats and opted for half length sleeves. I was going for a casual "t-shirt" shift dress, like the ponti knit dresses in Country Road, so chose a casual sleeve length and top stitched the hem and sleeves using a wide twin needle. I also lined the body of the dress for comfort and style.

Project Details
Pattern: New Look 6000
Fabric: Black ponti knit from Rathdowne Fabrics
Alterations: 4cm total sway back adjustment, graded pattern up to size 18, lengthened by 10cm, added lining (used smaller seams on lining fabric)

This is my second time using New Look 6000. It is a great basic pattern that I am sure I will use many more times. I do, however, need to move on from ponti knit for the time being. I have made 4 garments from ponti in the last 2 months and I have one more sitting on my sewing table...

Kids Clothes Week Challenge, here I come!!

L x


  1. It's truly a gorgeous classic dress. I can see why people have sewn it more than once.

    Your dress will get quite a lot of wear, I'm sure. It's really well-fitting and pretty.

  2. I have this pattern too and now I am SO inspired to get it out and get cutting. Looks great

  3. You've just got to love ponti. I was attracted to this pattern when you first posted it... now I think I'm going to have to get my hands on this one!

  4. I'm going to have to get on the ponti 6000 bandwagon too, what a great work dress!

  5. OMG sexy! That is awesome, I still haven't cut this one out yet-way too many other things in line- but this sends most of those to the back of the queue!


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