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Monday, 13 May 2013

New Look 6909 - She's a Mod!

Pattern Deets:
New look 6909 sheath dress will collar options. This particular view has side tabs and buttons, a standing collar and bow and pleated sleeves.

I love the retro feel to this sheath dress and the fact that it has just a teeny bit more interest than a shift dress. The back has a diamond dart which I like as it pulls the dress in to give you a bit more shape.
This particular pattern has a couple of neckline/pocket options which makes it quite versatile.I loved the bow at the standing collar and the sleeves are fairly simple, but look interesting due to the pleats

I mixed and matched a couple of the views as I really liked the neckline and bow but didn’t want to add the front pockets.

Would you sew it again? And tell others to?
 Yeah! I’m planning on making this again in a beautiful pink wool I’ve had in my cupboard waiting for winter.

Wrap it up!
Like most New Look patterns, there is a lot of ease in this and for a sheath style pattern you need it a bit closer fitting so be aware of that. Also beware of the length if you do like things to sit on the knee you will find this too short - I wanted it to sit exactly where it was sitting without any hemming.
Otherwise it is a well drafted pattern that could be anything from a short, fitted night time dress to a longer work appropriate dress and sews up pretty quickly for some instant gratification!


  1. Love all of the little details.

  2. Gorgeous Jaye. This pattern is so versatile. I love the fabric for this one and it will make a great winter dress in wool.

  3. Thanks Ladies! This fabric is an oldy from spotto and I thought it was just perfect for a bit of a sixties style :)

  4. Really really cute Jaye! I love that fabric. x