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New Look Dresses and Top N6508

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Buy the N6508 dress and top sewing pattern from New Look. It’s perfect for an advanced beginner/intermediate dressmaker. Misses dress with length, sleeve and back variations. Dress skirt lengths are 20″, 24″, or 28″ long and can be made with or without sleeves. Back of dress has the option of being closed or a partial open back with an invisible zipper and buttons. All dress views can be made with side pockets.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Challis, Chambray, Cotton Types, Crepe, Gingham , Lightweight Denim, Linen Types, Lightweight Stretch Wovens.

Note: Extra fabric maybe needed to match plaids, stripes, one-way designs fabrics or shrinkage.

Sizing: A (10-12-14-16-18-20-22) which is approx. UK sizes A (6/8 – 18/20) based on our standardised size chart. Please also check the designer's size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread. A,B: one 24" invisible zipper. C,D: ten 3/4" buttons, one 7" invisible zipper, and one skirt hook and eye.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
New Look Dresses 6508

I used a quilting cotton with a light pink checkered cotton lining for the top. The dress can be buttoned together or separated into a top and a skirt. I had several issues with the pattern and had to make several modifications.

1. The sizing has about 5cm difference between variations A, B and C, D so read the sizing chart very carefully! I accidentally cut the wrong size on the top because of this and had to use a 0.5cm seam allowance to account for this. The finished garment measurements are only printed inside next to the pattern pieces.

2. The neckline for the top came out way too high and I had to lower it twice which is a pain since the top is fully lined.

3. The waistband for the skirt is far too short for the corresponding size so cut at least 5 cm extra length.

4. The instructions are terrible and for my variation (D) it doesn't even tell you where to insert the zip. I'm not sure I had the pleats the right way but I like how it came out anyway.

I also reduced the number of buttons joining the top and bottom and extended the invisable zip through the waistband instead of using a hook and eye as instructed. I've made several dresses before but this way easily the most frustrating pattern I've used yet, maybe that's why I couldn't find any versions online.

On the plus side, the design is really cute with the buttons and the cut out on the back. It also has decent pockets which I filled with my phone and keys without distorting the shape of the skirt because of the pleats. Although I love this dress, I don't think I'll be using this pattern again anytime soon.