New Look 6224

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The Facts


New Look 6224, view DMisses dress with sleeve options.  A great wardrobe builder.



Purple/grey/silver floral, rayon type (read: slippery) from Colorado Fabrics.  I barely had enough to cut it out.  I was very creative with the layout.

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Hand picked side seam zipper, stay tape neckline & shoulder seams, French seam finishing including armholes

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Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were finished sewing?  Yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? 

Yes, although I rarely follow the directions & mainly use them as guidelines.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I graded the bodice side seams from size 12 (armhole) to size 16 (waist) and shortened the sleeves by 3” (lack of farbic).

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Wear again?  Yes.

Sew again? Yes.

Recommend to others? Yes.

Thoughts: I really like this dress pattern. (And, yes, I know the hem is a bit wonky.  I think the fabric stretched out a bit.)  It took me a long time to sew this up, mostly because I was unsure how to put in a side seam hand-picked zipper and the hand sewing of the neckline & sleeve finishings.  I may try another method when I make it again.

Overall, it’s a great addition and so versatile.  Depending on the fabric you choose & the sleeve option it can be made into a Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer Dress. 

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I can’t wait to find the perfect fabric for a Spring version with the flutter sleeves.  Check out Dellia’s version at her blog Dellia Laugh Out Loud.

Tell me: What is your favorite wardrobe builder pattern?


  1. Beautiful dress, very flattering! I would have thought it had a high-low hem (so popular now) if you hadn’t said the hem was wonky. Did you hang it for 24 hours before hemming it?


    • I did hang it for about a week! I don’t know what happened. OK – I lied – I think my cutting out technique stinks with slippery fabrics and the side seams did not quite match up as they should. I *had* to trim a little to make the side seam match up. I prefer blaming the fabric. 🙂


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