Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Look 6775 and Ottobre

I was planning on getting started with the winter sewing this weekend, but the temperature has been in the mid 30s so I made a new summer dress instead. I have used New Look 6775 for tunic tops a couple of times, but had not made the dress before. I wish I had made a few more at the start of summer. Such a quick simple pattern and it only took a couple of hours from cutting to finishing. I used some cotton I bought at Spotlight a few months ago. I think I would be great in some fine wool fabric for winter.

I did start some sewing for cooler weather this morning. It is made from cotton I bought at Spotlight so it it not that heavy, but will be good with long sleeved t shirts under it in winter.

The pattern is #23 from Ottobre 4/2010. I kind of used the placket instructions from Ottobre and kind of used the instructions from the Oliver & S Jump Rope Dress. I also extended the arms and added elastic around the wrists.

10 comments:

Bruise Mouse said...

Summer dresses are definitely still the go. The little top is gorgeous too..
Roll on cooler weather. I want a hot MILO!

Sue said...

I dont think the weather man can make up his mind, beautiful weather one day and then freezing cold the next. I adore the tunic top, so cute! I think the dress will be perfect for you too!

sewrayme.co.uk said...

These are both so beautiful! I haven't got the confidence to make clothing yet but if I did I'd certainly be trying this dress and the tops you've made before. Well done :)

Tanya said...

oh I have been eyeing off that otto pattern, I think you have convinced me- you've done a great job

Jodie said...

Its all about layers here at the moment.
I love that photo of your little curly haired imp...she just had mischief in her smile.

Tania said...

Sweetest of shirts - and as for the summery dress, I find you can seasonally justify ANYTHING with layers.

(maybe not a crocheted bikini)

Claire Gale said...

thats a beautiful dress, thanks so much for the recomndation. may have to purchase that one:)

Naturally Carol said...

Your little one looks unbelievably cute in that georgeous top and I really like your dress as well.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

I can't get over how much Evie has grown! She is sooo cute!! Your girls are so much alike.
Oh and cute top and dress too xox

CC said...

That's a very sweet little shirt. I like the fabric you chose.