When I made New Look 6022 (blogged here) last month I knew I wanted to make a casual version of it because one it was really cute, and two it was really easy. A couple of months ago my mother in law brought me a box of plaid fabrics (thanks Melanie!) so I decided to use some of it up but to make it a little different, because apparently I can’t just do things the simple way and follow the pattern as is, I decided to make it on the bias.
I think I am kind of in love with this pattern. I can’t decide if I like my casual version better or my dressier version, but either way I will wear them both a lot. I like that it is so simple to make, but has some great details in the neckline and the sleeves.
There are tucks in the sleeve cap too and gathering at the bottom of the sleeve but I didn’t get a good picture of it. I love this dress so much that I am going to do a Tim Gunn and “make it work” for fall. I am thinking cable knit tights, a denim jacket and tall boots will do the trick. Speaking of cable knit tights does anyone know a good place to get them, and by good I mean cheap. They had some at target for 12 dollars, is it just me or does that seem like a lot of money for tights? I realize that my years of sewing and not shopping combined with my frugal neurosis make me a poor judge of what one should actually pay for clothing so set me straight here people! Anyway here is my “fall look” without the tights.
Total Cost- Free! Fabric from mother in law and reused pattern.
Time to make- Probably about 2 hours since I had to be careful with my pattern lay out since I cut it on the bias.