I bought this pattern a while ago because I loved the pleated part so much but it takes a heap of fabric and I haven't quite managed to get around to that view.
But the other day I picked up some fabric reduced to $6m and with another 30% off and so for $7.40 or something crazy I bought this cotton drill and made the plain version with the short sleeves. I love this fabric so much. It's very William Morris I think.
Often when I am sewing I lengthen the hem only to find I have way too much length at the end so this time I cut it exactly and oh me, I literally overlocked and turned. This pattern is short!
The sleeves have a cute pleat detail on top (that is very hard to self-photograph!!) and I used an exposed zip. I quite like using hard looking exposed zips on super feminine clothes just to give them some spunk. (The Atlas told me I had spunk - personality wise - last night! He is so awesome.)
I graded the pattern from a 12 in the body to a 14 at the top to make some room for my 'Taranaki Shoulders'.
This is the second dress I have made this month - the other one is here. I'm wearing the dress with the camper boots The Atlas bought me when we were in Milan before we had kids and a mortgage!
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There are lots of people who have made this New Look 6000 pattern google it for more incarnations.