Thank you all so much for the excitement and interest in the winter dress options. In fact such a flurry has there been that I’m getting caught up in it myself. There’s a lot of activity ( some new purchases no less) around New Look 6000. Not only Joanne at Stitchandtwitter, but Alex & Allison have it cut out, Lysy made it last year, Solvi has also made it, Law’s tempted & then HandmadeJane’s bought it also….
I have checked my stash and I have some Heinz 58 unknown denim blue coloured fabric, mid weight with a little structure, bought at Birmingham rag market ( was it £1 per metre?). It’s funny that upon deciding on this pattern I wished I’d bought more than 1.5m of the homage to Black Watch tartan, as now (yes too late) I could really imagine how that would look in such a style ( with collar & cuffs). But I shall have to go for this plain blue with big black ornate buttons – that’s what I’m thinking.
I was going to make the plain darted front, (with collar & cuffs of course) but, should I actually make it with the wonderful gathering at the waist? Would that be work appropriate? Aargh! I thought I’d made my decision you know, but doubt clouds in ..
Anyway, as this seems to be so popular, past, present & future, who else wants to join me in a NL6000 Festival? I can share pictures and progress? Could be a pre Xmas project – you know, because I bet you haven’t got other things to make this month. Nothing like a bit of pressure to make it feel like December !!
I shall start to cut it out tonight and have to decide on whether to underline as well ( I’m not sure how soft the fabric will be without it). Hmmm. So if you are interested in joining the NL6000 Fest, let me know if you have made this frock or shall be making it and I’ll do a round up post in a couple of weeks. If you don’t have a blog but would like to show off your pictures, I’m more than happy for you to email them to me. scruffybadgertime(at)gmail(dot)com
Feels like a Christmas party!!!!