Review: New Look 6100 | Stars and Stripes!

2:00 PM

I hope everyone had a great Independence Day.  We did!  My husband, "The Grillmaster" made his world famous baby back ribs!  Delish!  And we had a great family day.
I wanted to make a festive 4th of July ensemble and I'd remember this really cute denim fabric with embroidered stars that I'd seen at Jo-Ann's and decided to make a pair of shorts.  


I picked New Look 6100, view A -- sans the belt.  This is a really straight forward pattern that is easy enough to sew in a few hours.  I basically sewed it straight out of the envelope with no alterations.  This view had a hem facing because the were supposed to have a cuff.  I left that off and just hemmed them.  When I buy RTW shorts, I usually get a 5" inseam and that's the finished measurement on these.  The only thing I didn't like is the side zipper and this is only a preference.  Even though I don't like them, I seem to be drawn to them.  Go figure...  But I'd love to sew view B in a flowy silk fabric.
Wearing: blazer: Simplicity 2250; tank: TJ Maxx; shoes: Tahari; clutch: vintage; belt: The Limited.

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40 comments

  1. Love it. I'm so in to dressy shorts right now!

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    1. I am too! I'll leave the cutoffs to my daughters and the cargos to my husband! Thanks!

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  2. I love your denim selection Erica B :)

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  3. What a fun outfit - cute shorts. Every time I see that blazer I love it even more :)

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  4. I love your shorts! I'll have to check that pattern out.

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  5. So cute! I would have shyed away from that fabric thinking that it was for kids... but your shorts looks so fun and sophisticated!

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  6. Really cute! I just picked up the same New Look pattern! Your 4th of July outfit is stellar!

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  7. Love those shorts with the blazer and the striped tee. Great outfit.

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  8. Really cute! love the blazer too! since its going to be 103 in NJ on Saturday I believe I will stay in the AC and work on some sewing projects.

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    1. Joen, that's my plan too! Thanks!

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  9. Great patriotic red white and blue look. Love the print mixing (my fav :))

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Erica, I am happy to hear that you have the ip address widget. Some of the comments that come in concern me for you. Thank you, Teena, for bringing this up.

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    1. Leanne, my stats also provide a GREAT deal of info. It's always amusing when someone that has commented before tries to leave a nasty anon comment.

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  11. I just love that look! Your shorts are gorgeous, and the whole outfit is knockout. I really like that you post whole outfits when you show us your work. Thanks.

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  12. Just curious...why do you dislike side zippers? Don't they make the fit of the short/pant better? Just wanted to get your feedback! :-) Thanks!

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    1. C, the same reason I don't like beets. Just a personal preference.

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  13. Great use of fabric and a great outfit for the holiday!

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  14. Gorgeous, love your patriotic look!!

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  15. It's a cute and patriotic look!

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    1. Thanks rhymeswithvienna!

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  16. I love these shorts! The pattern is great in a patriotic outfit like this, but I can imagine them looking super with other outfits too. The length is great too. Oh, and I'm still loving this summer blazer, every time I see you in it, I'm reminded that I need to make myself a summer jacket - cardies are all very well for cover-ups, but sometimes it's nice to look a bit smarter! Just need to tidy my sewing room a bit first...

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  17. great look, I really love your shorts!

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  18. You make putting on clothes look so darn easy, girlie!! Lol... Fabulous yet again! :)

    CCG
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  19. Love the shorts!

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