Red in Rome: New Look 6000

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Pack your suitcase: we are going to Rome! At least for a few minutes ;0)

I love traveling and I love it when I get to virtually travel thanks to the pictures on your blogs. So today I am showing you one of the best places in Rome  for a breathtaking view of the Eternal City: all pics were taken on the Gianicolo Hill. Unfortunately it’s not on all tourist tracks…which is a pity because it’s really fantastic.

Fate le valigie: andiamo a Roma! Almeno per qualche minuto ;o)

Adoro viaggiare e adoro quando fate vedere le foto dei posti in cui abitate. Cosi’ oggi vi porto in uno dei punti in cui si gode di una meravigliosa di Roma: il Gianicolo! Purtroppo non sono molti i turisti che ci vanno…un peccato perche’ e’ davvero fantastico!

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Posing on pictures is not easy for me…so my answer is always: try to have fun on a photoshoot…like here where I am practicing my princess salute to the Pope…clearly I have a long way to go before I do it as elegantly as Kate!

Non sono molto brava a posare nelle foto…la mia soluzione e’ quindi cercare di divertirmi quando faccio le foto…come qui quando faccio il mio saluto princepesco al Papa…chiaramente ho ancora molto da imparare prima di diventare come Kate!

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Well, New Look 6000 is probably one of the most popular pattern on the web (read the feedback on Pattern Review. I have been wanting to make it since I first saw it on Lower your presser foot back in July 2011…2 and half years later is not bad, eh?

Questo modello New Look 6000 ha avuto molto successo tra le blogger (potete leggere le recensioni su Pattern Review). E l’ho voluto fare da quando l’ho visto sul blog Lower your presser foot a luglio 2011…be’ mi ci sono voluti solo due anni e mezzo…non male, eh? 

SDIM1546_webThe fabric is a Ponte knit I bought in 2013. It’s a great fabric to work with. Super stable!

I am especially proud of my self-cover buttons! I am addicted to them now! I got them on Etsy

Pattern adjustments:

  • I used a size 8 (2 sizes down from my measurements), that allowed me to make minimal adjustments!
  • Forward shoulder adjustment
  • Took in the sleeves by 1 inch…why do they make them so huge?
  • Got rid of the zipper and the back vent!
  • I did not interface the collar nor the cuffs. I was on the fence after reading Kristy’s concern. But in the end I think it was a good choice. They don’t look floppy in the end.

La stoffa e’ un punto milano comprata nel 2013. E’ fantastica da cucire, nonostante sia elasticizzata e’ molto stabile.

E sono felicissima dei miei bottoni ricoperti! Ormai sono una fan. Li ho comprati su Etsy da una venditrice italiana.

Modifiche al modello:

  • Ho usato la taglia 8 (2 taglie in meno rispetto alle indicazioni) e grazie a questo trucco le modifiche sono state minime
  • Modifica per la spalla curva
  • Ho stretto le maniche di 2,5 cm…non capisco perche’ le facciano cosi’ larghe.
  • Ho eliminato la lampo e lo spacco
  • Non ho stabilizzato il colletto ne’ i polsini. Dopo aver letto il post di Kristy avevo qualche dubbio ma alla fine non ci sono stati problemi. Sono rimasti piuttosto ‘rigidi’

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And now for some travel advice: if you want to go to Gianicolo hill and park…unless you have a car, the most straightforward way for me is walking. It’s a really nice walk. There are buses and all, but they are not all that frequent. Tripadvisor has plenty of info on it

E adesso qualche informazione turistica: se volete salire al Gianicolo e non avete una macchina…il modo migliore di arrivarci e’ a piedi. La passeggiata e’ molto suggestiva. In teoria potete arrivarci in autobus ma passano di rado. Qui potete trovare maggiori informazioni  Passeggiata del Gianicolo

SDIM1522_webThat flag you see in the distance is Quirinale Palace, the Italian ‘White house’ and the dome is St. Andrea della Valle Basilica…if I am not mistaken.

La bandiera che vedere in fondo e’ il Quirinale (guardate il video per sentirvi come se foste li’) e la cupola Sant’Andrea della Valle…se non erro.

_1030171_webI am really happy I now have a red dress…I haven’t had one in years!

How are your sewing projects coming along?

Sono davvero contenta…finalmente ho un vestito rosso…era anni che non ne avevo uno!

Come sta andando il vostro cucito?

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34 Comments

  1. This is gorgeous, especially in the red! Not a bad place for a photo shoot, either (:

  2. Che bellissimo vestito! E il colore ti dona proprio bene!

  3. Beautiful dress, Silvia. I love the colour. Great job!
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  4. Ma Silvia, perchè non mi hai detto del tuo sito!!!! Voglio il vestito!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sei bravissima.
    Jess

  5. Wow what an amazing dress! Such a stunning colour, but I love the cut even more, and the buttons too. What a beautiful day in Rome :)
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  6. Meraviglioso,Silvia, come al solito! Il Rosso é il tuo colore.
    La ultima volta che sono stata a Roma sono andata al Gianicolo! Da sola, poi di lasciare a mia mamma nella camera del albergo e con la pancia gonfia con il mio bambino…6 anni fa. Che ricordi!

  7. Bellissimo, e ti sta divinamente… Brava! *_*

  8. Che bello! Mi piace tanto – tutte le due: l’abito e la vista a Roma! Grazie per questo piccolo giorno! (Scusa il mio italiano non esercitato…)
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  9. Lovely red dress! and thanks for the tour.

  10. Wauw, such a stunning dress. I must now add this pattern to my ever-growing wish list… And your wave looks very regal to me!
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  11. I was totally gonna make this in grey but now that Ive seen yours in red, Im thinking {RED} is the ONLY colour for this dress :-)

  12. Stunning! I absolutely love how this turned out Silvia. The colour is perfect as is the fit. Also, I love the fact that with no zipper and a stretchy fabric, you can just slip it over your head without trying to reach back to zip it up – genius. Did you make a muslin in a similar weight fabric or did you just “wing it”? It really looks fantastic.
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    • Thanks Andrea! I didn´t do a muslin. I simply basted the dress, tried it on and adjusted. Thankfully there was not much to adjust! I had done the shoulder adjustment on the pattern beforehand and checked the final measurements (that´s what made me go down 2 sizes)

  13. Wow…this really is a dress fit for a princess! You look amazing in this and I love the way you styled it…great boots. Rome looks so beautiful, too. As Vicki Kate says…one day…

  14. Oh wow Silvia! This is beautiful. Such a striking and classic dress. Rome looks beautiful, I’ve never been but one day…
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  15. ❤❤❤❤❤

    No need to pose like Kate. This chic dress is too funky for her. You pulled it off perfectly. Love the slightly 60ish vibe styling and your choice of color – suits your complexion well.

    What would complete the picture is a Vespa! An updated Audrey Hepburnesque Roman Holiday? :-D

  16. Red is definitely your colour, you look fabulous! NL 6000 is such a great pattern I’m still wearing mine all these years later and wondering what colour to make another one in (hmmm maybe red now I’ve seen your gorgeous version)
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  17. Silvia, this dress is amazing! You look absolutely gorgeous! And your photos are so lovely! :)
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  18. Silvia your dress came out great. You look lovely in red! I also have wanted to make that pattern for a long time!

    I think I have been at or near that hill and took pictures. Is it in or close to a park?

  19. Silvia your dress is lovely!! I have wanted to make this pattern for a long time!
    I think I have been to this hill to take pics before. Is is in/near a park?

  20. So many ponte dresses are plain. I love the color and shape of this dress! Great job.

  21. It’s so classic and chic! You’re making me want a red dress too!
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  22. That dress is stunning, Silvia! I love the front draping, the asymmetrical collar and the red!
    Thank you for the mini-vacation! I could definitely use some sunshine…