Monday, March 15, 2010
Spring Top Part 2: New Look 6937
Pattern Description: This pattern if for tops with sleeve and hem variations.
I made view B with short sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: This is available is sizes 10-22.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I am drawn to peasant style tops- I liked the look and shape of the neckband on this one.
I very much disliked putting the dang neckband in! First of all, the curves and shape of the neckband make it difficult to put in to start with. But what makes it even more difficult is that the neck of the blouse has too much ease for the neckband- making it nearly impossible to fit together. I finally solved this issue by taking in more fabric in the back pleat than the pattern calls for.
Fabric Used: Contain your laughter- I used a cotton seersucker from Joann's Tutti Fruitti collection. If anyone has seen this collection, they will know it is geared toward juvenile clothing. But I love seersucker! So I picked the least juvenile print I could find.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Like I mentioned- I altered the back pleat to make the neckband fit. Also- I had to cut a longer than called for piece of elastic for the sleeves to fit my plump upper arms.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I like the look of view D- the one the model is wearing with the elbow length sleeves. I don't think I would recommend this one for beginners- the neckband might be too discouraging.
Conclusion: After the angst of putting in the neckband, I like the finished look of the curved neckline.