Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Look 6704

Here is a direct link - I couldn't get the pattern envelope to work on my blog post tonight.

New Look 6704








Pattern Review




Description: Blouse/Tunic with belt option and sleeve variations


Sizing: 10 to 22, I made the 10 with 12 for the back.


Instructions: Quite clear and helpful. I used the New Look instructions and then some of my class information from a Pattern Review online class. The teacher was Shannon Gifford, if you have the opportunity to do this - go for it. I learned so much.
Likes/Dislikes: I love the style and all the views. I really liked playing with the grain and having a unique top. I want to make the long white version, what do you think? Only dislike it does take time to make, unlike my quickie knit projects!
Changes: I made redrafted the collar according to the Pattern review class, this is also a Louise Cutting technique. The collar fold becomes the center back of the under collar. Pretty cool - no seam at the end of the collar, where the points are. I wasn't going to do the belt, but my top was too big. I should have cut a size 10 all the way and made the side seams a bit smaller. The belt helps draw in the back of my blouse. I did have to piece my belt from the little scraps I had left and then I interfaced the belt.
Fabric: Shirting from Gorgeous Fabric
Conclusion: Well-drafted pattern with multiple choices to change the look. A winner and I will hopefully find time to make another one.









9 comments:

  1. That's beautiful! Love the belted look. You did a great job.

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  2. Oh, I love this blouse! Beautiful and beautifully sewn!

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  3. very pretty....not your average button front shirt.

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  4. Oh, it's gorgeous!!! Well done, Lori!!

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  5. That shirt is adorable Lori!!!!

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  6. Lori, I love this shirt! Working with stripes is fun, I am inspired by you to make my stripe shirting up. I especially like it because of the belt!

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  7. Donna W9:00 AM

    Lori,
    Very nice shirt! Great job on the sewing and fabric choice as usual.
    Donna W
    Edmonton, Alberta

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  8. Wow. How cute is that??

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