Pattern Review: New Look 6016
Pattern Description: Toddlers’ five sizes in one: Knit shirt, leggings, jumper with various embellishments, and purse. I made view E, the jumper.
Pattern Sizing: 1/2 -4. I used size 3 and it seems pretty spot on. I won’t know though, until I see the jumper on my niece Haley.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, besides the obviously different fabric choices.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes!!! This pattern is great for beginners and advanced sewists alike. The clothes are simple, so it’s easy to embellish.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
- Easy pattern to sew
- The circular yoke is a really pretty feature and gives this dress a little oomph
- Great pattern to embellish or not
Fabric used: A cotton batik bought from Vogue Fabrics Downtown from PR Weekend in Chicago this year.
Pattern changes or any design changes made: None really, except to use only one line of ribbon instead of three.
Any problems encountered during the sewing of this pattern? Well, if you consider ripping beyond the buttonhole and being unable to repair it satisfactorily a problem, then yes. At first I thought I would try to cover it up with trim, but the location of the buttonhole (on the circular yoke) was too strange a place to add random trim. So, I just bit the bullet and cut another back yoke and replaced the first back yoke. All in an evening’s work, I guess. I can vouch for Miriam in KS’s suggestion for folding the buttonhole in half and using your seam ripper from edge of the buttonhole to the middle. Works like a charm!
Would you sew it again or recommend it to others? YES!!! I will definitely make it again and I definitely do recommend it to anyone, no matter their skill level.
Conclusion: Great toddler dress. Super easy to sew up (barring buttonhole catastrophes). Embellishments take it to the next level and give it a boutiquey feel.
Here are some more pics of the finished dress and interior construction. I figured out that to sew my SEWN tag into children’s clothes, it’s best to sew it on with a zigzag stitch so the tag isn’t itchy against their skin.
Et voilá! Happy sewing everyone!