This pattern is an oldie but a goldie, and I have made a version of it before, which normally means that I wouldn’t mention it on my blog again, but as my original blog post on this was over 4 years ago, I thought you might be interested in seeing it in case you weren’t with me over here on the blog in March 2018! You can click here if you would like to take a peek at the original post.
So, with New Look 6449 you get quite a bit of bang for your buck! There are 4 dress styles available to make with this pattern, 2 of them are simple t-shirt style dresses which are for knit fabrics and the other two are shirt dress styles which are intended for wovens! The pattern is available in a size range of 8-20 (US) and I cut a straight size 14. My measurements atm are 35-29-39 and I am 5’2″. I made view A.
The reason that I’m talking about this dress again today is that I have worn my original version SO much in the last 4 years it is pretty much worn out and it’s time to replace it with another much loved (I’m sure) version.
The fabric that I used is a gorgeous navy blue French Terry with a narrow red stripe that I bought from Emporia Fabric last Autumn at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally. It’s a beautiful soft cotton and for those unfamiliar it’s like a lightweight sweatshirt fabric. I can’t see it on their website any more but it does look like they have something similar in the reverse colour way here which is a red background with thin navy stripes. For reference, the width of my fabric stripes are approx 15mm for the navy and 4mm for the red. You can’t beat a breton stripe can you!
This easy dress sews up in no time at all with no complicated fastenings or darts, so it is perfect for a beginner. I skipped the patch pocket on the chest this time and kept it really simple. As before I kept the short sleeves, keeping the turn-up in place with machine stitched bar tacks.
The dress is wonderfully soft and relaxed fitting, and very much qualifies for the ‘secret pyjama’ club!
I chose to pair it with my pink acrylic button necklace with a silver plated chain which you can find in my shop here.
I’m going to keep it brief today, but do please head on over to my original blog if you would like to know more.
Take care and I’ll be back soon,
Kathy @sew_dainty x