A dress from the movies: El Tiempo Entre Costuras – The Seamstress – Simplicity New Look 6000

sewing-princess-simplicity-6000-coverA while ago while watching the movie El Tiempo entre Costuras – The Seamstress I got obsessed with one of the fabulous dresses. A short while later I bought some double knit to make it.

Qualche tempo fa mentre guardavo il film tratto dal libro La Notte ha cambiato rumore (El tiempo entre Costuras in spagnolo) mi sono fissata con uno dei fantastici abiti della protagonista. Poco dopo ho comprato del punto Milano per realizzarlo.sira quiroga - el tiempo entre costuras - the seamstress

As you can see I omitted the buttons (the original dress was probably made in a woven) and my cuffs are less pointy.

Come vedete ho eliminato i bottoni  (probabilmente l’originale era in tessuto non stretch) e i polsini sono meno appuntiti.
sewing-princess-simplicity-6000-frontLittle did I know that tracing Simplicity New Look 6000 and drafting the collar and retracing the front neckline would take me so long! Not to mention taking pictures and writing this post!

Non immaginavo che ci avrei messo tutto questo tempo per tracciare il cartamodello Simplicity New Look 6000, disegnare il colletto e modificare lo scollo davanti! Per non parlare di quanto ci ho messo a fare le foto e a scrivere il post!


The pattern is a basic darted shift dress. As I made it before, I knew what size to use. Though I was surprised to find out I had to unpick the bust darts (picture some head banging against the wall!)…they were too low! Instead of a full zip I went for a short lapped zip. I absolutely wanted to avoid awful bumps going down the back seam. Being a knit dress you don’t need much of an opening to put it on!

Let me tell you that at some point I was worried I would look like a waitress or a nun…;)

Have you been sewing something ‘daring’ lately?

Il cartamodello e’ un normale tubino con pinces. Visto che l’avevo gia’ cucito sapevo quale taglia scegliere. Sono stata sopresa quando ho dovuto scucire le pinces sul seno (immaginatemi mentre sbatto la testa al muro!)…erano troppo basse! Invece di usare una lampo lunga ho preferito cucirne una corta. Volevo assolutamente evitare quelle orrende ondulazini che a volte si creano sulla cucitura posteriore. Trattandosi di un tessuto elastico basta poco per poterlo infilare!

Be’ vi diro’ che ad un certo punto mi sono preoccupata …temevo di sembrare una cameriera o una suora…;)

Avete cucito qualcosa ‘fuori dall’ordinario’ recentemente?

20 thoughts on “A dress from the movies: El Tiempo Entre Costuras – The Seamstress – Simplicity New Look 6000

  1. fantastic! looks really cool! (also love your previous red version & the beautiful pictures of rome…) thanks for sharing- your projects are always an inspiration! 🙂 (ps. your pose in the first picture reminds me of a kimbra music video, in a good way 🙂 )


  2. Gorgeus dress, it looks exactly like your inspiraption, ok maybe the cuffs as you say are not as pointy but other than that it’s the same! I didn’t know this is a movie too, I’m watching the tv series which is with the same actress!


  3. Bravissima Silvia, J’adore cette Robe !!! Sei riuscita alla perfezione a riproporre l’abito del film e mi piace davvero tanto. Amo prendere ispirazioni e cercare abiti dai film e serie TV, ho una bacheca segreta piena di foto hihihi. Se è un argomento che può interessati visita il sito wornontv.com!!!


  4. It does look great and sophisticated! Great job! Such a daring project to make! I don’t know if I have enough patience to re-draft a pattern, as you did. I’d probably stop working on a project. My last daring project did not turn out sucessfully, so at the moment, I sew less challenging garments.


    1. The drafting part was actually minimal. The pattern provides a darted version too. So in the end it was just the collar and the neckline…but I was slow nonetheless! I like to sew easy patterns too…you will see one in the coming weeks!


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