I have made New Look 6262 four times now and I am pretty pleased overall with the fit of this dress. It's a simple dress with bust and waist darts and a gathered skirt, so very wardrobe friendly. I have made changes to the fit of the bodice previously, if you want to read my post here.
It can be made with or without sleeves.This is the second time I have made it with the full sleeves and to be honest there is something not quite right about them. They don't seem to sit quite right and they pull the bodice slightly I think. I am sure that I read somewhere that bodices for sleeve dresses and for sleeved dresses are shaped differently so maybe that is what is wrong as this pattern uses the same pattern piece both both styles of dresses. Anyone know more about this?
Anyway it works better as a sleeveless dress I think, although I am still pleased with this dress, and have been wearing it lots. I think if I was to make it again, I would leave the sleeves off or stick to the little cap sleeves.
The material was lovely to sew with and is a fine cotton from John Lewis. It sticks terribly to tights though so I am wearing a full slip under the dress which may account for some of the odd looking rumples on the bodice. The other thing is I have lost weight since I fitted this pattern originally so I probably need to go back to the original pattern and start again :(
I wore this dress out on a recent trip to London with my family. A nice lady stopped me on the tube, and said "I like your dress", It was so nice to be able to say, "Thank you, I made it myself!"
Can you see Oscar photo-bombing?