Saturday, March 23, 2013

NewLook 6205--- 3rd Father/Daughter Banquet Dress

One dress down and 2 more to go for Easter on next weekend!!! Last night was the Father/Daughter Banquet sponsored by our church at the Savannah Station---a  lovely iconic landmark in downtown Savannah. It was a MAGICAL night for all the dad's and daughter's who attended. This was the 3rd banquet my Hubby and Daughter attended and for the first time I got to get in on the actions since I was asked to be a server for the night. They ate great food, played games, and danced the night away all in their finest fancy formal wear. I was honored to sew my daughter's dress---NewLook 6205--- for the event. I absolutely loved this dress and since I was working on a tight time schedule this was easy enough to pull off. Originally I'd planned to make Butterick 5845 for both my daughter and goddaughter but just didn't have the time to get it done. So here's the details on NewLook 6205.....
(Pic taken on smart phone during overcast skies doesn't do color justice! The fabric is BRIGHT Fuschia!!!! You can see it better in pics below. Color aside, my child is quite the little character. So much fun and full of life. Every bit like her Dad:))

NewLook 6205

Time to Sew:
This was actually an easy one. A little less than 5 hours. It only has 4 pieces and went together quickly.

Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
About a 3. Super easy!

Pattern Description:
Girl's dress with fitted bodice and pleated skirt. I made view D.

Pattern Sizing:
I cut a size 5 for my daughter.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much so!

(It was pretty chilly so I paired the dress with a black bolero, tights and cute strappy sandals.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love  the shoulder straps and the pleated skirt. I just knew the dress would be stunning in a crisp fabric such as a taffeta. I didn't like how the pleats were positioned in the back of the dress. My daughter's "tooshie" made the protrude and created a bit of a bubble effect. It wasn't bad I just didn't like the fullness.

Fabric Used:
Bright fuchsia taffeta with black embossed velvet design.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
*I didn't use seam binding on the neckline. Instead I serged it, turned it under and sewed the edge.
*I added a lining to the skirt. The taffeta needed the support.
*I added a velvet belt, bow, and used a store bought flower as embellishments.

What would you do differently next time?:
I made all the changes I wanted so I don't think anymore would be needed.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I love this dress so I plan to sew it again. I'm not always happy with little girl dress patterns so when I find one I want I hold onto it and reuse it!

Wardrobe Versatility:
Not much! I made this dress for a Father/Daughter Banquet at our church so it's really a one time wear dress. May even get another opportunity to wear it if she doesn't grow out of it first.

Lovely dress!!!

Here's a few extra pics from the night's event....
(Some serious posing LOL! I honestly don't know what my daughter's trying to do!!! LOL)

(Hanging out at the table with her Godsis and Goddad)

(Cuddling with Dad)

(My fave pic of the night---Hubby, Daughter, our Goddaughter, and her Dad (also our daughter's Goddad). Those are some good looking folks!!!!)


  1. OMG! Your Daughter looks amazing in her new dress! What a great color/fabric choice!!

  2. Handsome guys and beautiful daughters. You did a great job with her dress.

  3. It seems that was a great night for all who attended. I love the last picture, they look so great. Great job on your daughter's dress!

    1. Sorry for my poor vocabulary, I edited and edited my comment and I used "great" three times in a short comment!! sigh...

  4. What a fab dress and a beautiful family! Love it!!

    bundana xx

  5. Lovely pictures! The dress is darling, and your daughter certainly seems to be pleased :)

  6. How beautiful is your daughter and her dress is just as beautiful! Gorgeous family!

  7. The dress is beautiful and your daughter is adorable!

  8. Love the dress, length is great, and I definitely love the colors! She looks amazing
    ~ Mary Beth

  9. I love the pink themes that you are all following. I bet she was a happy little girl wearing this. Very practical too, with little tights and top to keep her warm. Well thought out. X Sarah Liz

  10. Victoria, that dress turned out beautiful! And little miss isn't camera shy is she?! lol Great job!

  11. Adorable (girls) and Handsome (guys) what a great evening.

  12. I love to see pics of your daughter! She is a mini Naiomi Campbell! (LOL!) Great Dress and she wears it well!

  13. She's adorable and looks great in her new dress. Her Dad looks pretty good too.

  14. She is such a cutie, I love how she is a natural in front of the camera.

  15. Adorale! And it looks like daddy is very proud of his date!

  16. Looks like that was a memorable night.

  17. it was a super fabric choice, so pretty for a little girl!
    I love seeing the family pictures. Everyone looks gorgeous and the setting looks special too.

  18. What a gorgeous dress! You're daughter looks beautiful in it and you can tell she loves it too. You hubby looks pretty good too (wink wink). Looks like they all had a great night out as well :)

  19. Awww! Absolutely perfect! You have a beautiful family!

  20. I rarely comment on sewing blogs, but I had to say that the dress is lovely and your daughter is absolutely adorable. Can I move in and get a dress like that?

  21. These pictures are way too cute! Father and daughter are adorable and look so proud of each other. Thanks for sharing pics of the cute dress - brings back lots of memories for me. :)

  22. that last pic especially feels like one of those 'instant classics'. I can see you all looking at it in 5, 10, 20+ years from now and remembering the event fondly and smiling at how young everyone looks!

  23. I missed this post. The picture of daddy and daughter is a hoot! Love the dress. The two of you are creating such a strong foundation for this precious child.

  24. OMG,I LOVE that first picture with your daughter and hubby is the cutest,lol!!!

  25. What a special night! It looks like they had a blast, and your daughter's dress is adorable.

  26. Beautiful dress and beautiful girl! Do you mind if I ask how old she was when the size 5 fit her? Or what height she was? Thanks!


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