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New Look 6071

This is my third go at New Look 6071 – which is still well behind Andrea’s tally of five!  There is a lot to like about this pattern.

New Look 6071

Like the previous two versions, I cut this out at size 12, but did remember to make the side seams just 1/4 inch – and actually cut it out a little larger than the pattern through the waist. Cutting out took a while because I needed to make sure that the stripes would line up properly when I started to sew, and I did lots of basting of the centre back and side seams to ensure that the stripes all matched up fairly well (albeit not perfectly). But check out the armhole seams – there is a definite “design feature” happening there.

New Look 6071

Yes, those stripes do line up beautifully, don’t they! It’s just a pity that the navy stripes on the sleeve line up with the cream stripes on the body and the cream stripes on the sleeve match up with the navy stripes on the body. Hmm, got that one entirely wrong…

New Look 6071

The v-neckline and centre front twist is my favourite thing about this dress – although I do like the overall shape as well. It’s quite easy to do, especially in this beautiful quality cotton/spandex knit (thanks again for that Karen)! I used a strip of binding to finish the neckline, rather than just turning it under. I did take the dress in a little at the centre back neckline too, making the seam about another 5/8″ larger to take my rounded upper back (also known as a “dowager’s hump”) into account.

New Look 6071

Most of the construction was done on the overlocker, with the machine just used for basting in some spots and for top-stiching the hems down after stabilising them with vliesofix. Another recommended pattern!

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8 thoughts on “New Look 6071

  1. I had problems matching the sleeve stripes as well! I really like the neck binding piece that comes with the pattern. It holds the neck really stable.

    Your navy and white version is really striking.

  2. Have just found your blog really so everything is new. I think I may have to get this pattern all your versions are great! But I really will need to increase the knit stash to include more patterns. Both striped versions rock! (am I the only one whose eyes went a bit wonky with the first one? – think I need this to distract from my bits…)

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