Strokes of Fire Colors Dress – New Look 6301 Pattern Review

While perusing Fabric Mart Fabrics, i stumbled across this knit and fell in love.  It reminded me of fire, for some reason, so I think of it as my strokes of fire colors dress.  I have had New Look 6301 in my stash for a while, so I decided to use this fabric to try it out.  I was most interested by View D, the sleeveless version with a straight skirt.  What do you think of the result?

As a pattern review, I made View D, in a size 8.  I noticed the ties looked a little short, so I cut the the size 20 length of them.  I liked the pleats in the skirt and I thought the pleats in the bodice were interesting, but ultimately I don’t prefer them.  I also think the ties would need to be longer for me to really like what they would add to the dress.  It was very comfortable to wear all day, though, so that’s a plus.  I’m glad I finally made a dress from this pattern, but I’m not thrilled with the result.  I think I just like other wrap dresses better on me.

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5 responses to “Strokes of Fire Colors Dress – New Look 6301 Pattern Review

  1. Not quite sure why you aren’t fond of this dress on you…it’s gorgeous! I love the fabric and the fit is beautiful! The only thing I am not fond of (if I can say this) is the sleeve bands. Using this gorgeous print, I would rather had serged and turned under to hem. The bands are a little distracting. Otherwise, this dress is awesome

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  2. Pingback: Strokes of Fire Colors Top – McCalls 7092 Review | Elle L Silks

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