Pattern Review: New Look 6000

One of the best things about the sewing community is, in my opinion, pattern reviews. I love the fact that I can visit PatternReview, BurdaStyle, My Sewing Circle or the vintage pattern wiki and find out whether a pattern is worth making or not. So in an effort to try and contribute more frequently to that community myself, I will post reviews of patterns I have used, and add them to PR as well. My ambition is to add at least one review per week. We´ll see if I manage to do just that! 🙂 

New Look 6000 view CNew Look 6000

 Pattern Description: 

Misses’ retro style dress with front, sleeve and neck variations.
Pattern Sizing:
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Absolutely. I made view C in the wool twill, and view A in a rayon knit.

Technical drawing of NL6000

Were the instructions easy to follow?
This pattern was an absolute delight to follow, the instructions were easy to grasp and I had no concerns what so ever.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really loved the fact that the paper pattern had separate front pieces for each size. No tracing necessary. I also loved the construction of the sleeve cuffs and the neck. Another great detail is the pleated waist.
Fabric Used:
I used a thrifted wool fabric, twill woven. A quite sturdy material, but great for this type of dress. I have also made this dress using a knit rayon fabric with good results, I just went down one size!

MMMar´11: Day 8Version no. 2

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a FBA by adding bust darts. it worked like a charm. Other than that, I didn´t do any alterations.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have already made two versions of this dress, and will probably make another one in the nearby future. I will definitely recommend this!
A super flattering dress and a great pattern, that I absolutely will recommend to others!


  1. Alana on 24/08/2011 at 11:54

    Wow! Both of those are stunning! Fantastic colours too 🙂

  2. Shelly on 24/08/2011 at 12:27

    Wow! What a fabulous dress! I really like the view C version. I may have to consider this pattern now.

  3. Stacy on 24/08/2011 at 13:10

    How 1960s fabulous! They both look great and it sounds like they were fun to make. I love your outfit with the fingerless gloves and tights–I might need to copy that idea. 🙂

  4. Gabrielle on 24/08/2011 at 15:16

    Double success – and 2 very different dresses from 1 pattern! Hooray!

  5. Sara on 25/08/2011 at 15:05

    ooooh. And once again, I want to add another dress pattern to my pattern library even though I just don’t wear dresses that often.
    Thanks for the comment on my McCall shirt. You really must make it! 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing your SSS outfits! See you in the Flickr group!

  6. quietandsmall on 25/08/2011 at 22:51

    woah those those are both gorgeous, but i LOVE LOVE LOVE the burgundy one!!!!

  7. Sølvi on 26/08/2011 at 11:34

    Thanks everyone! It really is a recommended pattern!

  8. Alessa on 27/08/2011 at 11:30

    I especially love the top one – so chic! The draping at the side is very stylish!

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