Saturday, 29 April 2017

Denim Shirtdress (New Look 6487)

One of the patterns I purchased in the tween range from New Look was this shirtdress. It is pattern 6487

It has 4 different views varying between sleeveless with tie belt, dipped hem, short or long sleeved and straight cut or with a waist seam.

Boo really liked the look of view D. She described the dress she wanted; denim, tabs on the sleeve, shirt collar. It just so happened that I had the perfect fabric to hand thanks to Nicole (thank you so much!). 

I found the instructions nice and clear, which is reassuring because I think she may want more of these in the future. I can't seem to launder it fast enough! 
I didn't make any alterations and it all worked out fine. The chambray is a good weight for gathering without any issues and I like seeing the wrong side of the fabric when the sleeves are turned up.

She does like wearing a dress and leggings much more than wearing jeans so it is a relief to be building a pattern collection which can accommodate that. I have got some new patterns to make for her which I can't wait to crack open. I will have to invest in some new fabric once I have worked everything out, but that is the easy part. Factoring in sewing time however, is another matter entirely! She needs quite a few new things....


  1. It's perfect! I'm so impressed that she herself wanted this very dress - it's so chic and looks lovely on her.

    1. I am finding it a lot easier to just ask her what she likes. She prefers very simple styles, no frills or fancies. I am glad she wanted this dress though because I was itching to make it!

  2. Smart girl, you knows what she likes and what looks good on her.
    xx N

    1. I am starting to enjoy sewing for her again. We went through a period of sewing fails where the fit wasn't right or she didn't like something about it. Fingers crossed we have worked it all out.
      She gave the thumbs up to my patterns before I clicked to buy them and I can build a wardrobe out of what I have got now.


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