Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Watercolor Floral - New Look 6322

It's clear that I love floral prints.  In recent months I've ordered several yardages of bright, bold floral prints.  My favorite, so far, for 2015 is Mood multi- color watercolor cotton sateen.  (Too bad it's already sold out.)  The colors warm my skin giving me a summer glow.   Mood has a huge selection  of floral prints to pick from if this is not your favorite color.  My dress is completely lined with Mood's mint -mechanical stretch polyester crepe de chine

I regularly surf  Pinterest looking for inspirational garments.  I found this dress early summer and I knew I'd make a new slim dress to complement my summer wardrobe.

The pattern used is New Look 6322.  It comes in sizes 8 to 18.  There are several things I liked about it:
  •  pleating at the waist giving me a little more shaping through the hip area and minimizes the excess fabric below the bust.
  • the 'V' neckline.
  •  the option of a straight skirt or an a-line one.
  • simple to make.
The finish dress is true to the photos and drawings including with the pattern.  My version looks like view D with sleeves.

The construction techniques are standard.  I've used similar instructions in other patterns.  So I just glanced over them.  I did fiddle with the pleats and darts until I was satisfied with the location of them.    More on the alterations and changes can be found here.

This dress has good bones, and I definitely will use it again to make one of the other views.  For this dress, the combination of the fabric and the patterns works well for me, and I recommend both to others.

Happy Sewing!


  1. This is so lovely! Wow! I love the combination of fabric & dress pattern here :)

  2. This dress came out beautifully! And I wanted to tell you that I appreciate the fact that you detail your bist adjustments on your patterns. I need an FBA in almost everything and I now come to your blog to see if/how you've done an FBA on something before attempting a pattern or sometimes, even before buying it. Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad the information is helpful.

  3. Very nice mix of fabric & pattern. You look beautiful! Great job!
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  4. Gorgeous dress! I love the fabric and I'm glad to see this pattern made up so successfully. This looks great on you!

  5. This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are so very pretty and you look gorgeous!

  6. I just love the lines in this pattern. This looks like one that could be done over and over again... long sleeves/no sleeves/short sleeves/3/4 sleeves. Different types of fabric and only those who really know sewing would ever guess that it was the same pattern.

  7. This is gorgeous! What a great dress!



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