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!

15 comments :

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

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    1. Awe thanks Faye. You are the best cheerleader ever.

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

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  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

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

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

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  5. Hey SBFF I love what you did here! So cute and lady like right up my alley!
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    Shari
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  6. Perfect for the event, you nailed it! You look so cute in it too!

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

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