A Dress for a Summer Evening: New Look 6119

New Look 6119

New Look 6119

New Look 6119 Misses’ dress from Project Runway is a fabulous look. Simple, flattering lines that look wonderful with gorgeous, flowing fabrics. 

Angela at Collected Yarns

Angela at Collected Yarns

The dress in the shorter version by Angela at Collected Yarns. She added lining but still kept the flowing look and feel. Great job. Read about how she did it HERE.

I think this dress would be wonderful for a summer date night or wedding….and the lining is a great idea, Angela. 

Post by Eileen of GoofingOff Sewing.

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Cocktails, Anyone? Cocktail Dress Patterns at GoofingOff Sewing

What is it about a  cocktail dress that makes a woman feel sexy? Is it the silky fabric that clings in the right places….that turns a walk into an event to observe…the little extra wriggle in the walk?  That’s the go to dress for date night or a friend’s wedding. From the LBD to the Lady in Red they add something special to the night…

Here’s a few dress patterns to make that special cocktail dress.

Vogue 1895 by Designers Tom and Linda Platt. Note the sweetheart neckline. 


Simplicity 8841 with fitted bodice and spaghetti straps from Jessica McClintock


Vogue 8149 Strapless with fitted bodice….


Butterick 5541 Draped dress with a sleek, sexy silhouette.



Butterick 3514 Sleek silhouette with a slit to show “just a little bit.” 


McCall’s 5770 from the early 1960’s with fitted bodice and flared skirt. 


Advance 8728 from the 1950’s. The trapeze dress, first designed by Yves  St. Laurent (who else?).   Fitted at the shoulders, widening at the hips. Proper cocktail length somewhere around the knees.

Do I have one in my closet? Really? At least one, in black, close fitting to wear on special occasions, like date night or talking to the tax man….of course.

Post by Eileen Patterson….who is GoofingOff.
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