Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Look 6429 - I'm lovin' this dress!

Ta Da!  I'm lovin my New Look 6429 dress!  After my first test wear at work all day, I'm still calling it a success, albeit a little bit wrinkly.  

My version is from a dark blue pique I had in the stash.  I fully lined the dress as well - although my linings are two different materials - the back is a rayon and I'm not quite sure what the front lining is - but it's still dark blue!  I really like the darts in this dress - they start at the hip line and then slowly curve towards the bust - it creates a very nice line.

This is an invisible zipper in the back and two more fitting darts in the back as well.  I added 3 inches to the length and made a size 12 at the bustline (which I ended up taking in to about a size 10), tapering down to a 14 at the hipline.

You can see the curved bust dart a little better in this picture.

The cut outs in the front are just great!  The look of the cut-outs is created by 3 different tabs sewn to the front bodice that then sew into the front neck bands.  

I feel like I should be somewhere tropical but the palm trees in the back yard will have to do.

Stashbustin total yardage for this dress = 3 yards
YTD total = 71.125

Did I have a yardage goal for this year?  I can't remember....will have to look, but I am getting awfully close to sewing 100 yards this year.  Wow!  That's a lot of fabric yet the stash still doesn't look like I've made a dent....

Until next time - Keep on stitching!
Happy sewing everyone!


  1. Great dress - and you have the front area sitting beautifully, with no ripples. Come to that, the whole dress sits beautifully, with no ripples. And what a lot of stashbusting - your stash must be as large as mine :)

  2. Great dress, I love the neckline, it's so effective and it looks great on.

  3. Fabulous! I have this pattern, and I need to put it to the top of the stack!

    1. Yes, move it to the top of the stack. It's a great pattern. Thanks Linda!

  4. It's perfect! You did such an amazing job on those cutouts!

  5. Dress looks lovely, I have the pattern, I was wondering if you can give me any tips on the neck band as I have made a top with a similar band and found it did not sit properly and seemed really bulky. Your neckline sits beautifully, so thought I would ask before I make a start on one.

    1. Thanks Ang. For the neckband, I interfaced all of the pieces and trimmed them all to 1/4 inch after sewing. A lot of ironing and steam helps too. Proper clipping of a curved seam helps too.