Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gold Brocade dress - New Look 6752

I have had this antique gold polyester brocade fabric for a long time. I made a trumpet skirt with it 5 years ago and wore it to death: to the office, on date night, to the theatre, etc. And then I made simple A-line dress with it using New Look 6752 which also has been in my stash for a while.

The dress is a pull-over style with no zippers. It has a few pleats in the front neckline. I made View A in size 12 with no sleeves. It is super easy and fast to make. That's the kind of perfect sewing project for a busy mom with 2 young kids! I didn't look at the instructions because the pattern pieces spoke for themselves.

I'm pleased with how it turned out. The brocade is probably stiffer than the recommended fabrics but I like that it holds its A-line shape well. It seems like a very versatile dress that can be dressed up or down. I have worn this dress out with a little black cardi and heels for a night out. It has a shape but not too fitted so one can eat a full meal plus dessert  in this dress. And best of all, because it's polyester brocade, it doesn't wrinkle and doesn't require ironing. Perfect!


  1. Your fabric is gorgeous! A-line, no ironing AND being able to eat a full meal in it? GO you! It's beautiful.

  2. Thanks Michele for your comment. I wish I had bought more of this fabric to make other garments. The fabric store I bought this from has now closed....:-(

  3. This is a dress that we all can use a few of in our wardrobes. Off to have a peek around your blog....J

    1. Thanks for your comment Judith! I think I'm going to make a few more dresses off this pattern. Now I just have to look for the right fabric in my stash....