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|New Look: 6891 (Misses Easy Pullover Tops) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||1/25/13 9:52 PM |
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New Look Pattern Info
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|Available for sale on PR: $4.49 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Linen Blend [See other projects in this fabric]|
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the embroidered linen fabric with a floral border
"Misses' Seven Sizes in One."
Also designated "easy."
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except I did not use a contrasting fabric at the hemline.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not yet--but I'll take the blame for this. (Next version I'll get it right--I think.)
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I think there's a bit of overhead in getting the fit right but once that is accomplished, I think it's a great pattern to work with.
It's definitely in my sewing rotation for a TNT for a woven top.
linen blend with embroidered ladybugs and flowers at one selvage
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the straps, front and back, raised the neckline, did away with the vee slit at CF, did away with the ties at CF, and applied the bias neckline binding so the seam is at CB. Also, I sewed an 18 for the upper chest and a modified 20 below the armhole.
Also, since I didn't want a bias band messing up the fabric design in the grassy lower edges, I turned up the plain fabric below the green grasses for the hem. I felt two layers of embroidered fabric might make the hemline too stiff.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have sewn it before, will sew it again, and consider this a TNT for wovens. I would like to experiment with sleeves in the near future. I recommend this pattern, but you'll probably have to be willing to work a little more with New Looks to get the fit right. I think you'll be dealing with more ease and more elongation with the New Look patterns (my impression).
Love, love this pattern. I finally am understanding a bit better how to match the right fabric to a pattern for the best result. I'm sure I've got a lot to learn, but at least I'm creating more wearable things these days.
The OPML contest is really showing me how a few changes in fabrics and details can create a very different look.
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