A wedding, birthday party or even a BBQ, we love dressing up for different occasions. But what to wear? Fear not stitchers, we’ve got the perfect pattern that’s so versatile it’ll soon become your wardrobe staple. Step forward New Look 6342. This easy pattern comes complete with four dress variations to suit a host of functions. What are you waiting for? Raid your fabric stash and get pattern cutting. Ready, steady, sew!
Look one: Sixties mod
Perfect for petites and vintage vixens, option A of New Look 6342 is the perfect sixties shift that can easily be dressed up or down. Make yours from a zingy cotton with a bold geometric print and team with a pair of platform heels or knee high boots. Off to a summer event? Finish your look with a pair of rose tinted cat eyes and a plain envelope clutch.
Whip up version C of New Look 6342 for an oh-sew-flattering yet modern dress you can wear time and time again. Opt for white or cream crepe de chine fabric and dress up this style with an injection of coral? Simply throw on a pair of barely-there sandals, sling a bold tote bag over one shoulder and finish with a pop of lipstick to ooze maximum style with minimal effort. Just make sure you don’t order soup or anything that’ll stain… maybe just stick to champagne!
Liberty fabric is perfect for a wedding and so is the simple shape of New Look 6342 version D. Stitch this pattern in a bold floral fabric and team with a pair of embellished heels and ornate chandelier earrings. Finish with a pretty fascinator. This style would also be a great Mother of the bride/groom outfit. Simply stitch a coordinated box jacket and you’re good to go!