Hot! “Vai Brasil” Dress

Fabric:Tee cotton bought in Porto last year

Pattern:New Look Workroom 6070

Pattern Description: Misses Dress

Size: Uk 12

Year: Modern

Notions: None, It passed Mena’s test!

Time to complete: it’s so straight forward that it took 1h30. I could made it more expensive by lining or add interfacing as directed but I wanted an easy day-to-day summer dress.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Just the sleeves look different. A lot less volume on the pattern photo. I ditched completely!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy. I loved this pattern.

What’s skills: No new skills were used.

Did you make any alterations or modifications? Besides adding length, nope. Ohh, I didn’t secure the pleas…

Did I mention I love this pattern?

First worn: End of July. Open ceremony party in my town!

Wear again? Yes. It’s comfortable and cute and very Brazilian!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn’t like the sleeves. After making as the pattern directed I realised I needed to reduce the volume. Since we are having a heat wave in the UK I dropped the sleeves all together.

Will you make it again?  Yes… Oh I felt this pattern was made for me. I want to make it more form fitting, secure the pleas and add the zipper next time. I will make one in wool and long sleeves for the winter too. It’s flattering and easy to sew.. best of all. No FBA modifications!

Conclusion: I’m so please with this pattern. I didn’t have to do any significant modifications… Oh how good its to just cut and sew!!!

Are you excited about the Olympics? I cannot wait. Vai Brasil! (Go Brazil)


House of Pinheiro

Brazilian, brainiac ,fashionista ,happy ,creative, tall ,fun ,foddie, perfectionist ,inventive ,passionate, impulsive and highly opinionated ... I am taking a break from my job as 6 Sigma Black belt to take a MBA in Creative Industries .


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  1. Ah, this makes me miss watching Brazilian sports with Brazilian friends! You guys just can’t be beat for national enthusiasm! Adorable dress – it’s such a good colour on you. And I love the gallery of your facepaint.

  2. Great colors indeed. Did you watch the Judo competition, I was son the edge of my seat.

  3. What a great dress! Love the colors!

  4. So fresh color! And nice dress too!

  5. lOVE, LOVE it Rachel. looks fantastic on you. I really think this pattern was made ‘especially for you”… Happy sewing.

  6. I love everything about this post – the dress (fabulous!), the color co-ordinated accessories and all that Olympic spirit! It must be amazing to be there right now : )

  7. You look adorable! Cutepics of you and friends decked out in the brazillian colors. The dress is perfect for the occasion and very flattering. I can see why you would want to use it again for a winter dress.

  8. Awesome Rachel and I’ve loved seeing you on Instagram during the Olympics. You go girl!

  9. I love this dress. Great colors and it looks awesome on you!