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New Look 6035 Redux – The Graphic Floral Edition

2013 May 22
by elizabeth_admin

After the sewing mania that was the Gatsby dress and Jack’s costume for “101 Dalmatians”, my sewing room was in a shambles.  It took me a good 2-3 hours to set it to rights.


Sorry, no before pics allowed. Trust me, it was awful.


Of course as soon as it was all pristine, I had to start cutting my next project.



I needed a palate cleanser before I embark on the adult/child matching PJ project for a close friend.  I thought I’d whip up another New Look 6035 since I loved my green skirt so much.



I cut it out last night and sewed it up today.  All in, I think it took me about 4.5 hours.  It would have taken me less if I hadn’t needed to take in the side seams.  Note to self: Always listen to your inner voice when it tells you to baste the side seams first to check the fit.  Always.  Of course, I didn’t and then needed to un-stitch the facing, the edge stitching, etc to take in the side seams.  Every fabric handles differently, so even though I had already fit this pattern, this particular fabric’s properties altered the fit on this skirt.  Live and learn (over and over and over).

I didn’t do anything differently to this version of the skirt.  It’s a simple pattern; I didn’t even look at the instructions.  Anyway, here it is in all its graphic floral greatness.






top-stitched hem

top-stitched hem


I just love this pattern.  It is so simple, but so awesome.  It’s an easy skirt to wear.  It feels great on.  Especially in this fabric, which I bought from Yardage Town in Encinitas.  It has a little more drape than the cotton sateen I used last time, but not too limp.  Just perfect.  And I love the print.  Graphic florals are really in right now too.  Can’t wait to wear it to my “ladies who lunch” lunch tomorrow.  🙂







Happy sewing!

11 Responses leave one →
  1. May 23, 2013

    I love this-and want to make one in a fun print. I’m in the middle of sewing taupe clothing…basic, boring but necessary.

  2. May 23, 2013

    I love palate cleansers like this, great skirt in a versatile print. Are you still keeping up with your running – whatever you are doing you are looking fantastic!

  3. May 23, 2013

    4.5hours… that’s quick! Looks really great too Elizabeth 🙂

  4. Laura permalink
    May 23, 2013

    Your skirt is smashing and so are you. Isn’t your back killing you from using that table for cutting out? Just go down to Bed, Bath and Beyond and get yourself some bed risers, not expensive, and put them under your table….and it will be the perfect height for cutting!
    Happy Sewing, Laura

  5. Judi permalink
    May 23, 2013

    That is an awesome skirt!!!

  6. May 23, 2013

    Awesome! You’ll wear it all the time.

  7. May 23, 2013

    perfect summer skirt. I have that pattern and keep thinking I will make the jacket but have not yet. Gotta try it.

  8. May 23, 2013

    You look fabs, girl! Love the fabric! xos

  9. Alex in California permalink
    May 23, 2013

    Anyone who sews knows that working on a sewing project can destroy a room. It sort of goes unoticed if you tunnel vision on your project. It’s kind of like weight gain, you sort of become like just a head – then you step back to survey and think, “Look at all this?

  10. BeckyW permalink
    May 23, 2013

    This skirt looks like the perfect thing to wear all summer long. I have to buy that pattern!!

  11. May 26, 2013

    Very cute skirt — looks like one of those pieces that you’ll be able to wear often this summer!

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