Thursday, October 09, 2008

New Look 6823

Pattern Review

Pattern: New Look 6823

Description: Misses’ Dress with collar and sleeve variations

Sizing: 8 to 18, I made a 12

Instructions: They were very good, you just need to look at the instructions for the collar and the bodice. The rest of the construction process is straightforward.

Likes/Dislikes: I like, like, LIKE this dress. It is so flattering on and it is so quick to sew. My only dislike is I wanted a dress with long sleeves, but I ran short of fabric.

I also like the collar on this top. I am happy the larger dots worked out for the collar on my dress, I had very little fabric left so I am very happy all the placement worked out.

Changes: None at all.

Fabric: An ITT knit from Fashion Fabrics Club. I was inspired by Toy’s fabric purchase and then her dress
Then Mimi made dress from this pattern
I knew this fabric was destined to be this dress.

Conclusion: A great pattern, one of those hidden treasures. It doesn’t take long to sew but the results are fab-u-lous!!! I have a sweater knit in the washer and I am going to make this pattern again. This time in long sleeves and it will be perfect for oldest daughter’s college graduation on December 20th.

Oh, one more thing, I think this would be a great top, too.


  1. Fabulous dress is an equally fabulous fabric! It co-ordinates nicely with your garden too. :)

  2. Omigosh, Lori, this looks so RTW! Nice job! Need photos of you modeling it though.

  3. Anonymous5:27 PM

    I love the collar! Did you use a serger? The material is so orignial! great job, cindy

  4. Anonymous5:49 PM

    Gorgeous dress!

  5. This is the second version of this dress I have seen in the last couple days. Very cute! I just love that fabric! I want to see it on you!

  6. Anonymous9:09 PM

    I love your dress!


  7. Fantastic dress - I'm totally buying that pattern!

  8. stunning!
    I can't stop looking at it

  9. wow wow wow! Fabulous!

    Pam, from ~Off The Cuff Style~

  10. It's a terrific dress! I love how you plyed with the print!

  11. That's really gorgeous. Great job!

  12. Beautiful dress!

  13. Cute dress and I love the fabric choice!

  14. Love how you worked the print!