Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Review: New Look 6123 | Draped Aubergine Dress!

For Fall 2012, all shades of purple, plum, eggplant and aubergine are so hot for Fall that I had to embrace that color trend.
This dress is New Look 6123.  It's a juxtaposition of views C & D.
I used a Ralph Lauren silk crepe de chine from Mood Fabrics.  It's listed as "purple".  I like to refer to it as "aubergine".  It's a pretty deep purple that looks almost navy or eggplant... depending on the lighting.  This fabric is gorgeous and it was a dream to work with.  And the drape is incredible.

The alterations I made were to do a one inch FBA on the the bodice and I added two inches to the skirt portion.
The pattern didn't suggest a lining.  But there was no way I was going to use this beautiful silk crepe de chine without lining it.  I can't imagine how it would've hung without one.
I love how the silk fabric behaved when cut for the ruffles.  The ruffles just hung and fell into place by the next day.
Overall, this is a great pattern that went together really easily.  And since there are so many other variations, I may or may not sew this one again.  But I wouldn't completely rule it out.
Here are my accessories and my new nail color:  OPI "Suzi and the 7 D├╝sseldorfs".
Since Fall has finally fallen, I added a black jacket.

74 comments:

  1. Yet another gorgeous dress, this shade of purple is beautiful! Love the ruffle detail and the one sleeve. That necklace is fab, too.

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  2. I love it! It's absolutely beautiful.

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  3. Just gorgeous! Love the jacket too-is that a me made?

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    1. Thanks Sue. The jacket is RTW.

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  4. such a beautiful dress enjoy wearing it

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  5. This is a very tricky colour to wear, but you wear it well. Lovely dress too. Well done!!

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    1. I've never thought of purple as "tricky" to wear. I've always considered it a basic primary like navy blue. Thanks Naan!

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  6. I love this, the drape of the fabric is just perfect. I really should pay more attention to New Look patterns - there are obviously some gems in there.

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    1. Allison, you should. I think this design would look great on you! Thanks!

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  7. It's a beautiful colour and it suits you. The pattern you chose really shows off the rich drape of the fabric. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Karin... I thought it would too.

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  8. That dress is AWESOME!!!!! You look FABULOUS!!! I have to get that pattern now. I have been trying to resist but my resistance just went out the window.

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  9. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! The color, the pattern, the look everything. I love aubergine (it was my wedding colors). You look SO fab!!!

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  10. Stunning and that necklace is just perfect!

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  11. what a delectable shade on you! love those ruffles, it looks like it would be a blast to sew this one up.

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  12. The color is stunning on you! Lovely dress!

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  13. i dont normally comment but I LOVE THIS OUTFIT. ;)

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    1. Thanks gg and thanks for coming out of lurkdom!

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  14. Beautiful! This color looks stunning on you!

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  15. I just picked up that pattern a couple weeks ago because it looked so great in the envelope picture. I'm glad to see it sews up nicely. You did a beautiful job with it, and that fabric looks positively yummy!!!

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  16. BEAUTIFUL color :)

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  17. Stunning, you killed this look!

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  18. You look gorgeous and the dress is just fantabulous. I have this pattern and now want to sew it stat!

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  19. I am pretty sure I have always loved everything you made, but this is definitely my favorite out of the whole lot. That shape and color is SO flattering on you! And I love the ruffle down the side... and the giant necklace you styled with it. Just beautiful!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE this fabric! this post has encouraged me to buy better quality fabric to make my outfit shine!

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    1. Soapjoy, it really does make a difference. And it spoils you. Thanks!

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  21. Beautiful dress! The color really makes it stand out.

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  22. Aw the color is so royal. Great fit. You look great Erica.

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  23. I bought this same pattern a few months ago. I am a little intimidated by it - I'm going to get my mom to help me

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    1. Tia, it's pretty simple and straightforward. New Look patterns aren't difficult at all. You should just try it. Even if it doesn't turn out like you want it to, you'd still learn a lot.

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  24. That color is so classic PRL Purple Label (Collection). The dress is stunning and that jacket makes me green.

    As always, thank you for mentioning what pattern atlerations that you made. I have a similar list of usual mods so it is helpful to me ti know what you have done. I would love to see more pictures of the pattern alterations... specifically the FBAs.

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  25. Very pretty! I have been watching this pattern for a long time. Didn't want to do the necessary alterations because of the pattern sizing. (LAZY) You have inspired me to pick it up on my next WalMart trip! Lovely as usual!illbue 1

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  26. BRAVO, this dress is beautiful!!! You really do exceptional work and I always wait for your posts with anticipation. I love the nail polish and accessories as well.

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  27. Oh, my! This dress is lovely! Perfect styling, too.

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  28. Wow - this is an incredibly gorgeous pattern, turned into a very stylish dress. You definitely look stunning in it!

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  29. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

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  30. Very pretty dress and that is a fantastic color!

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  31. WOW!! I just got this pattern and now that I was doing a little bit of research on it found your picture I LOVE the combination and the color is just Oh la la!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring all of us with you excellent craft!!

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  32. I'm constantly in awe of your work!

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  33. Ughhh Erika that color just CAPTIVATED me. Absolutely stunning. And even on the computer you can tell that fabric and draping is like BUTTAH! Gorgeous, gorgeous dress!
    -Su

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  34. Fabulous on so many levels! Color, fabric, statement necklace & accessories. Love.it.all!

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  35. could we have some details on that gorgeous necklace, please?

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    1. Thanks Liz... it's from BCBG Max Azria.

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