New Look 6457: Strapless Sundress
Please ignore the crazy lighting and cropped feet. I took this photo with socks on because I needed a pedicure….lol.
Pattern: New Look 6457
Dress pattern with gathered skirt, back zipper, 5 different top options, and purse. The bodice is unlined.
6-16 (I made size 12)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I made View B. My dress looked similar to the illustration.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I made this dress a couple of years ago during my first year of sewing. From what I can remember, the instructions were pretty straight forward.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the piping on the bodice. I was a beginner sewer when I made this dress and I did not gather the waist evenly all the way around. I didn’t notice this until after I inserted the zipper, so I wear it with a wide belt to camouflage the imperfections.
A black and white cotton print fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn’t make any alterations. However, I omitted the bow at the waist.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I purchased olive satin fabric and gold piping a couple of years ago, but I haven’t gotten around to making it again.