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|New Look: 6150 (Misses Top) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Fabric:||Poly-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Misses' knit top in two lengths has surplice or boat neckline and can be made with 3/4 sleeves, ruched short sleeves or sleeveless.
I made view B with sleeve E which is the surplice neckline with the ruched short sleeves I believe (it's the model picture on the envelope!).
I apologize now as no matter how many pictures I took, I could not get all the details of this top to photograph well due to my fabric print.
US 4-16. I would highly recommend reviewing the finished garment measurements printed on the pattern pieces before selecting a size to cut. I noticed on certain views of this that the same size had drastically different ease incorporated. I made a size 12 for a 36" bust which worked great and is what I would normally make in knits.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes but harder to see the details (and there are a lot of them!) with my print.
I found that I was able to cut view B out of 1 1/8 yards instead of the 1 7/8 yards they suggest with 60" fabric following their grainlines.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Ugh, I have some heartburn with these instructions, not because they are wrong but because I found one or two extremely confusing and over-all tedious and unnecessary at times. Step 4 alone (the step for the neck pleat) threw me for a complete loop, and I've done a lot of neck pleats on knits. There was just something about trying to read their instructions and correlate it to the picture that just stumped me. I finally just said "this is a pleat, do what makes sense", and I found that it looked just like the picture after that. What they don't tell you is that they fold the pleats and then swing both of them upwards to the neck edge and do the continuous stitch across which makes perfect sense. I was just too wrapped up in their wording so got lost for awhile. I going to blame the flu I was battling at the time but not likely.....
Later on they tell you to baste the front neck wraps - again completely unnecessary, and as a perfectionist, I found this painful just because you don't have a finite definition of where the fold is for the upper part (I know it's just a baste but still!). You have where the neck stops and the side fold is marked....not a big deal if you aren't a perfectionist, but it is just a baste. In hindsight I would just baste the side fold and not do the rest - completely unnecessary because the goal is to hold the side in place so that you can serge the side seams together. I found it irritating to do and then have to rip out later.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
- The neckline is versatile. You can literally wear the wrap up higher during the day and arrange it differently at night and have a lower neckline that isn't as conservative.
- Great top and sleeve options. All of these are really good tops which is rare on some patterns!
- Great wardrobe builder
- I would call view B of this pattern "fussy" for a knit pattern. You have neck pleats, you have multiple gathers (side and shoulder), you have ruched AND gathered sleeves, etc. This equates to fussy/more involved work for me, and now that it's done, I'm questioning whether there is too much going on in view B. I think it would be great with a plain sleeve or in sleeveless. This view is just not a quick sew knit project, but that's okay.
- I found the upper part of the wraps (the part under the arm) to be a tad wide. I noticed the opposite side of the wrap bulges a little outward where the inner wrap pulls. At first I thought it was just how the seam was laying but no, it just is a little wider on each side there. I might correct that next time but hard to notice.
A polyester ITY knit from Fabric Mart Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- I chose to handle the top of the wrap hems differently by serging the edge, using Steam-a-Seam to turn it under and then turning it under again and topstitching over the hem. This looked really nice, helped stabilize it but not sure it was necessary. It would have been faster just to serge, turn under and coverstitch.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will definitely sew the sleeveless view of this and maybe view A. I personally think there is too much going on in view B, and I've made several other wrap style tops that were much quicker/simpler to sew up. I love the details but think it's a tad much as when I wear it, it just seems too much but maybe that's because of my print on top of the details. It's a cute top but the sleeves with both the ruching and sleeve cap gathered up against a neckline that is pleated and gathered....just a lot.
I would advise that if you make sleeve E with any of the views that you make sure you stop the elastic at the circles designated or it will result in the bottoms of the hem flaring out as is so obvious on the model picture on the envelope for view B. I had one sleeve where the serger pushed it down a little longer than I wanted, and it had this flare but the other sleeve did not. It's easy to fix but a little annoying so just keep this in mind when doing.
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