Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Look 6557--- The Atlanta Wedding Dress!

I just got back from a super fun weekend in Atlanta!!! I attended the beautiful wedding of a dear friend and was able to meet up with other friends and just have fun hanging out. I'm delighted that before I left for the trip I was able to finish up New Look 6557 which I wore to the wedding. The dress turned out really cute! I think my choice of pattern with my fabric was a good decision. Anywho, here's my review......

NewLook 6557

(love my shoes too--they have satin flowers on them!)

Time to Sew:
This dress took approximately 20 minutes to cut out and took about 4 hours to sew up!

Sewing ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
I'd rate it a 4!

(front view---love my shoes, they have flowers on them)

Pattern Description:
Halter dress. I made view A.

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 12.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Absolutely--except for the bodice trim/halter ties!

(back view)

Were the instructions easy to follow?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I LOVE everything about this dress! I love that the midriff and bodice have a figure-flattering shape! The skirt hangs beautifully!

Fabric Used:
Some rayon/poly blend.

(fabric up close)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
-Took 2" out of center back seam on each bodice tapering down to about 6".
-Reduced the hem by 2".
-Created spaghetti straps and added to bodice instead of using suggested trim.

 (up close jewelry view)

What would you do differently next time?
-Since this fabric had a slightly loose weave and could have benefited from being stabilized more using interfacing. 
-I'd also add some boning to at least give the back bodice a little support. I had to pull it up a couple of times. Maybe a grosgrain ribbon would help keep the bodice from shifting.
-Sew the straps to the inside of the bodice instead of outside. The straps would occasionally flip over and the seam would be exposed.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Probably so! It's a great TNT pattern and always yields great results!

Excellent dress! Easy to sew and so stylish!!!


  1. It turned out beautifully, Victoria!

  2. So glad you had a good time and you look fabulous in the dress!

  3. FANTASTIC! You look stunning Victoria!

  4. Lovely dress, Victoria. Perfect for a summer wedding.

  5. You look so pretty in this dress. It really is lovely.

  6. You look lovely in this dress! The style definitely makes the most of your slim waist.

  7. Really cute dress & shoes Victoria! I like both very much!

  8. Great looking dress! So perfect for summer and hot weather. Glad you had a good time in Atlanta.

  9. Wow! That looks really great. I like it better now it's made up. The shoes are gorgeous too! I really like your hair like that too.... super stylish!

  10. Love the dress! You look fantastic and the shoes are a perfect match!

    Mary Lou in Central NY

  11. Gorgeous! I love that fabric!

  12. What a FANTASTIC dress! The cut, the fit, the fabric....just perfect!

  13. I must sew this dress :-) as you make it look so chic. Love the fabric.

  14. Looks fantastic, great dress for a summer wedding. And I like your look with your hair up, very pretty.

  15. Great summer dress! And it will look great with a cardigan as it cools off. Did it really only take 20 minutes to cut out? That's crazy!

  16. Victoria, you are a vision in that beautiful dress! It really is you! Va-va-va-voom!

  17. Perfect dress Victoria. You look wonderful in it.

  18. Beautiful dress and perfect for a summer wedding.

  19. I agree with the others, your dress was a perfect choice for a summer wedding in Atlanta.B

  20. What a perfect dress for a summer wedding. Definitely agree the print and pattern were the perfect combination, and you look wonderful in the silhouette. Beautiful job!

  21. verry pretty, I love the print!

  22. That's a great dress Victoria. I have made once when I first started sewing and I am definitely going to make another. I also love how the skirt hangs.

  23. Great combo of fabric and pattern! Can't believe how little time it took to make...BONUS!


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