May 06, 2013

Sew: New Look 6000 in Metallic Snake Print

Metallic snake print fabric? Yes, please!! Well that's what I said in Clegs one day when I went to buy a zip. The student in front of me was getting samples of a range of fabrics and one of them was a metallic gold and black snake print jacquard. When it was my turn, I bought my zip.... and 1.5m of this fabulous fabric.

I knew that I would make this pattern again. My first two dresses are in high rotation for my work wardrobe. The are comfortable and stylish. I made this version exactly the same as the others, including the swayback adjustment and grading the size 16 out to a size 18 at the waist and hips. I probably should have gone a smidge larger as this fabric has no give whatsoever and is a little tight. Lucky I've been allowed to start running again!

I love the pleated sleeves.

The fabric had a stripe in the print, so I carefully matched the stripe across the zip and at the side seam. The dress is lined with black goldliner lining.

Project Details
Pattern: New Look 6000, view A, size 16-18
Fabric: Snake print metallic jacquard and black goldliner from Clegs
Alterations: Size 16 at bust & shoulders graded to a size 18 at waist & hips, 4cm sway back adjustment, 3cm total removed from centre back neckline, lengthened 10cm (4cm hem)

I'm pretty happy with my new dress. I just love this style dress for work. I might have to make a few more!!

L x


  1. You look so good in animal/ snake prints Leith! It's a very polished look for work. Love your earrings- where are they from?

    1. Thanks Kat! Those earrings are my favourite. They're from Dinosaur Designs. I picked them up from the outlet on our trip to Sydney for the meet up.

  2. Whoa girl, that is hot. LOve the print. Love the dress pattern. Love the fit (doesnt look tight from where I'm sitting...just don't sit down? ;)

  3. You have great attention to detail. Beautifully made.

  4. This looks smashing- I would never had thought a snake print with this dress but it totally works!

  5. I love this pattern too - it's such a classic shape. I love the print you've chosen too - possibly the only way to make snake print work appropriate?

  6. It seems like everything you make I like more than the last! The dress looks fantastic on you!


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