Sunday, December 11, 2011

Faux Suede, Faux Leather - New Look 6067



Saturday evening I finished New Look 6067, View D with belt. I made a few trips to the store in search of a fabric to make this dress. But after not finding that "perfect fabric", I turned to my forever growing collection of fabric. I decided on a faux suede. It's been in the collection for several years and no better time like the present to reduce the stash. It's sort of a taupe, camel-ish in color. The faux leather is leftover from a previous project.



This dress is described as: Misses' pleated dress in two lengths with sleeve and belt variations.  It comes in sizes 6 to 16.




My dress looks much like the drawing on the envelope. My belt does not exactly meet in the front like the drawing, but the model's does either. If I make the belt again, I'll lengthen it so it does meet. View C appear to have a slim keyhole at the neckline. I wanted that same design element. So I modified my dress to include it. There were no instructions for that neckline variation. It's easy to do. Just sew from the top down about 1 1/2 inches stop, then start sewing again at the notch to the end of the CF. Finish the front facing the same way. After attaching the facing to the neck, sew the edges of the opening to the facing on either side make finish the keyhole.



The instructions were typical. Nothing difficult or confusing. However, I didn't like how the zipper is finished (#15). By the way, it calls for an invisible zipper, I used a standard one. I am so trying to reduce the collection, notion included. So I used what I had on hand.




The pleating on the bodice is what attracted me to this pattern. I made a few changes, some I've already mentioned. Others changes: lengthen skirt about three inches, omitted the lining, FBA, sway back, prominent shoulder blades.

The piping for the belt is made from the same fabric used for the dress. It's not difficult to make. It just takes a little time. I want to test using the Simplicity Bias and Piping machine, but I didn't have the fusible tape.  So I had to make it the traditional way.  Later expect a review on the machine.  It's sure to speed up the time it takes to make custom piping.




This is a nice dress to have in your wardrobe. It sews up quickly and has some nice design elements. I probably won't sew it again for myself. I have about 500 dress patterns to try. Seriously, 500. But if you like this style, I do recommend that you try it.

Happy Sewing!
C

33 comments:

Pam from South Australia said...

What a great dress. Looks stunning on you too.

KC said...

That's a really handsome dress--very becoming on you!

MushyWear said...

Your dress turned out so chic. Love the neutral color and the fit looks superb!

Carol said...

Oh this is pretty! I really like it on you.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Fantastic dress and fit. I'll have to put this one on my list and hope I look as good as you do if I make it. TFS

Gorgeous Things said...

That dress looks fantastic on you! Beautiful job!

toy said...

wow, you looks great in this dress!!

Jane M said...

What a spectacular dress on you. Beautifully fitted as well as understated and rich looking. Bravo!

alethia said...

Beautiful dress on a beautiful and stylish lady. You did a great job on the dress and the color is awesome.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I like your version especially the use of the faux suede and leather. I loved the line about 500 patterns...glad to know that I'm not alone! *LOL*

Rosie said...

I love your version in the faux suede. It looks wonderful! Let's not talk about how many patterns I want to try.

RhondaBuss said...

HOT! HOT! HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
You look wonderful! You are really rockin' this dress. Love the boots.

Irene said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

Opal said...

Nice dress, it looks good on you.

Summerset said...

Great dress - you look great in it, and the suede fabric is perfect for the season.

marysews said...

Great Dress! I'm curious what type of suede this is. I've been looking for knit suede, but all I'm seeing in my Joann's is woven "suede cloth."

SEWN said...

Haha, we're twins! I just made the same pattern. Don't we look awesome?!? :) Beautiful dress.

Cennetta said...

Thanks everyone. Marysews - The clothe is a faux suede that could easily be mistaken for the real thing. It's very, very nice. The suede texture is on both sides. So you don't see the knit like surface on the wrong side of the fabric.

patti said...

Beautiful, Cennetta--and I love how you've styled the outfit--boots, jewelry, and your beautiful smile!

Carol said...

I absolutely love this dress on you!! I have several hunks of faux suede and faux leather and I need to get started!!! Thanks for the push!!

marysews said...

Two-sided suede sounds a lot like ultrasuede, the thinner version.

Karin said...

Hi Cennetta! Thanks for stopping by my new blog:-) When I had to start all over, I lost so many connections. I am glad we found each other again. I will put you on my new blog roll straight away.
It's great looking over all your projects from the last few months. Wow! This dress is awesome. I love this pattern, I would never have thought of using ultra suede. It looks fab! I am more keen than ever to try this pattern now.

Kelley said...

Soooooo flattering on you, Netta. Lovely x 18!

Merry Christmas!

NuJoi said...

Nicely done. Fits you perfectly.

Sheila said...

The dress came out beautifully and love the choice of fabric & color. It looks fabulous on you.

JuliN said...

What an absolutely perfect dress. Beautifully done & it looks just fabulous on you.

golden star said...

This is my favorite dress on you!

Carolyn said...

How wonderful that you had the perfect fabric in your stash! It looks absolutely wonderful! Ooh, faux suede, sounds absolutely delicious... I would love to get my hands on some...
The bit about 500 patterns made me laugh :D

Audrey said...

The dress looks wonderful made in the faux suede. 500 other dress patterns, wow!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

You have added this pattern to my "to buy" list. This is awesome on you! So flattering and of-the-moment. Fantastic!

Gail said...

I think this is the new must have pattern. It really works. Love your faux suede version.

Victoria said...

LOVELY dress! You look stunning and are working it. I love the details of this dress!

StampLadyKatie said...

This is a beautiful dress, I really love the lines and it looks great on you. Thanks for sharing the project and the pattern number.

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