★Going for Gold★ Workroom 6070

Fabric:  Tee cotton bought in Porto last year

Pattern: New Look Workroom 6070


Pattern Description: Misses Dress

Size: Uk 12
Year: Modern
Notions: None. 
Time to complete: it’s so straight forward that it took 1h30. I could made it more expensive by lining or add interfacing as directed but I wanted a day to day summer dress.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Just the sleeves look different. A lot less volume on the pattern photo. I ditched completely!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy. I loved this pattern. 
What’s skills: No new skills were used.
Did you make any alterations or modifications? Besides adding length, nope. Ohh, I didn’t secure the pleas… 

Did I mention I love this pattern?

First worn: 27 July- Open ceremony party in my town! And On the Olympic park in London.
Wear again? Yes. It’s comfortable and cute
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn’t like the sleeves. After making as the pattern directed I realised I needed to reduce the volume. Since we are having a heat wave in the UK I dropped the sleeves all together. 
Will you make it again?  Yes… Oh I felt this pattern was made for me. I want to make it more form fitting, secure the pleas and add the zipper next time. I will make one in wool and long sleeves for the winter too. It’s flattering and easy to sew.. best of all. No FBA modifications!
Conclusion: I’m so please with this pattern. I didn’t have to do any significant modifications… Oh how good its to just cut and sew!!!

♫:Jorge Ben Jor

Are you excited about the olympics? 

  • What a true ‘diehard’ supporter you are! The dress is lovely, and looks very comfy. And to just cut and sew – what a bonus. Love the piccies of the family…

  • Love your sleeveless version of the dress and the way you turned it into casual dress.

  • What a cute dress! I love that you found a chic way to cheer on your countrymen/ladies!

  • gorgeous! love it! Beautiful AND patriotic! ^__^

  • Love your dress..Looks fantastic, also the flip flops were the perfect colors..
    Enjoyed the photos of your parents.. know your enjoying their visit.. Have fun.

  • Wow, you look fantastic in it! Love the way the stripes look on the bodice too.

  • Really lovely looking dress – looks like you had sunshine for your events – we are going today for the show jumping and looks like rain yuck.

  • Very nice! I love it without the sleeves. 🙂

  • This pattern was made for you, you look gorgeous Rachel! And I love your Olympic family photos!

  • What a great place to debut your dress, looks fabulous!

  • I have a full-on case of dress jealousy right now. This is utterly, utterly gorgeous!

  • Gorgeous dress Rachel! I love your colour choice and the shape is fabulous on you 🙂

  • Your dad is hilarious. lol

  • Your dress is lovely, lucky you at the olympics with your family…

  • Great looking dress- really suit you well, and I just love the colour!!!!! Great to see you enjoying your time with the family!

  • Adorable dress and great photos! Really gets me into the Olympic spirit. Viva Brasil!

  • The fit on your dress is flawless!

  • I love this! Looks so good.

  • Awesome! What a great way to show off the colors!

  • Your dress is lovely and perfect for the Olympic games!

  • I really like it without the sleeves, you’re right about the volume. Great job!

  • Such a cute dress :)!

  • This dress is great! I’m jealous that you got to go to the Olympics and you look like yo had a great time!

    I made a more formal version of this dress which you can see on my kate corrie sewing blog at http://www.katecorrie.moonfruit.com/#/blog/4575339384/Welcome-Spring/5435755 – you’ve inspired me to do something more casual with it!

  • I love what you’ve done with the pattern – and am a little jealous that you went to the Olympics – looks like you had a great time.

    I made a more formal version of this dress which you may be interested in seeing here at http://www.katecorrie.moonfruit.com/#/blog/4575339384/Welcome-Spring/

    You’ve inspired me to whip something more casual up for the summer!