08 May New Look 6057
Happiness may be a new puppy, but a new baby on the way is pure elation!
Greetings from beautiful Scottsdale, AZ! We’re here celebrating Mother’s Day with our little mother-to-be and her husband. Katie thinks she is having a girl, but I think she’s having a boy!
For our special Mother’s Day celebration I made a new dress with a pattern I’ve owned for years, but have never sewn – New Look 6057
The pattern originally reminded me of Lilly Pulitzer dresses with a bonus – the cleverly designed pockets!
Sewn into the princess seams they can be as conspicuous or as invisible as you desire.
My desire was to make the pockets as inconspicuous as possible to create a longer silhouette.
For the fabric I selected a tangerine and white geometric stretch from Mood Fabrics. My original intention was to make a dress with no contrast pieces, but the geometric design was too tricky to handle for the collar which actually connects the front and back bodices. Fortunately I found a piece of matching linen in the stash to pull it all together.
Another flattering pattern feature is the concealed side zipper which zips down from the arm. Double-click on the photo below for an up close view..
Since I have sewn so many princess seam dresses I skipped the muslin. The pattern itself combined with the stretchy fabric made for a large dress which required enormous seams. All seams were finished with the serger and the dress is not lined due to the heavier weight of the fabric. I’m pleased with the result although it could use a little tweaking here and there.
Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day for those who are celebrating and a beautiful Sunday afternoon to all!
Until soon 🙂