Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New Look 6223: Silver/Grey Fit and Flare Dress

I was invited to attend a celebration in honor of one of my clients who is a Pastor.  The event was semi-formal but since it was a church event, I didn't want to wear and or make anything that was to blingy or too formal.  I wanted something I could integrate into my normal everyday wardrobe.  I just didn't see the since in having another formal/semi whatever dress or outfit that would just sit in my closet.  So, I decided to make a dress with some fab Brocade fabric I have had in my stash for at least a year.  I used a pin striped silk fabric for the lining and pockets.  I normally do not line anything, because of this Florida humidity, but decided since this was formal affair I should. 

I knew I wanted it to be dressy enough for the occasion, but not overdressed and uncomfortable, as I find formal dresses to be a pain.  I am really laid back and formal to me would be a swing dress with sexy heels.  Formal to the floor gowns make me feel like I am in a straight jacket, and I am severely claustrophobic.  Hence my love for all things flowy and unrestricted.  I do love maxi skirts though, so I guess its just my crazy in the head kind of way of thinking. 

Here is my New Look 6223:

The Silver belt and sparky pumps is how I styled it for the event, though my shoes don't look very sparkly in this picture, I think the belt and shoes complimented the dress well.  

The black pumps and skinny belt is how I plan to wear it to work and or church.  Easy breezy and quick.  I lined the bodice a pinstriped silk lining and used that fabric for the pockets as well. 

Quick Pattern Review:

Fabric:  Brocade 

Ease of Difficulty:  This pattern is so very easy to make.  I didn't even follow instructions, I just kind of made the top, and then pleated the skirt, to fit the bodice.  I Lined the bodice only so I wouldn't have to worry about hemming edges. 

Modifications/Changes:  None

Would I Recommend:  Yes. 

Happy Sewing!


  1. Melanie, Darling, your create the most beautiful designs!

  2. I love it! You were nicely dressed for this event.

  3. Beautiful dress! I like that you can change it up, belts, shoes, jacket, etc! That's my kind of wardrobe. Great job! Bonnie @ sewplus.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks Boonie, me too. I love an item I can transition with.

  4. Perfect solution and indeed very lovely dressed up or down. Great job!

  5. Hey SBFF I love what you did here! So cute and lady like right up my alley!

  6. Perfect for the event, you nailed it! You look so cute in it too!

  7. You made a great choice, and the work is Flawless as usual.


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