Checks all the Boxes…. Newlook 6301

I have a lot of patterns…a lot! Even after a heavy purge, I have roughly 300 of them. Ugh. During that purge, I came across this little gem of a pattern. Newlook 6301. A mock wrap, pull on dress with lots of sleeve and skirt options.

New Look Pattern 6301 Misses' Mock Wrap Knit Dress

I am not usually a fan of the wrap dress for obvious reasons… they are usually too low in the front and fly open at the lightest of breezes. This mock wrap is perfect for me because I have none of those issues with it.

The fabric is a Liverpool knit from Fabricville and is perfect for a work dress, easy to care for and the floral pattern is great for hiding little hair color or lightener splatters that happen. Not to mention, this dress is so comfortable! It checks all the boxes for a great work dress.

I have plans to make this a few more times. It went together so quickly and easily, which I needed to help me get back into sewing. I really like that this pattern uses a binding on the neckline. It helps to keep it snug against my body…no gaping with this one! The only thing I would change next time is the length. I find it a little too short for me and I barely rolled the hem over at all.

Sometimes I can’t believe how much I used to fear sewing a knit fabric. Sewing knits are great once you get a few projects made to dispel those fears! Are you sewing knits yet?

14 Comments

  • So pretty! (Both you and the dress.)

    I really want to try that pattern now that you’ve mentioned you don’t have any problems like a normal wrap dress does.

    Well done!

    • Thank you Stephanie! It’s great to have a wrap dress pattern that works for me. I don’t know how tall you are but just check the length, I would like it a bit longer.

  • So great to find a review of a pattern I own but haven’t made yet! The fabric and pattern were purchased last year but waiting for a gap in MY sewing life which seems to have been pillaged by sewing for my daughter. Luckily that comes to an end on Monday, as I am reclaiming my sewing time for me…..
    I love sewing and wearing knits….the fabric is so forgiving and much to my dismay and my daughter’s delight, I can make knit dresses for her without actually fitting them on her who lives 700kms away….and they look and fit amazingly.

  • I love this dress…..I work in a professional office, and this would be perfect….I am AFRAID of sewing with knits, but I do love that this is a FAUX wrap……I have same issues as you with a true wrap….yours looks FANTASTIC!

  • I love your dress. I recently added this pattern to my stash and after seeing yours I need to get busy and sew one for myself. Thanks for the tip on the length. May I ask how tall are you ?

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