Monday, November 18, 2013

New Look 6230 - Luxe for Meredith


I wanted a raglan sleeve pattern for a Luxe Sweatshirt for Meredith and Katilyn.  I went with New Look 6230

I did change it up,

  • raised the neckline, it looks wide on the envelope,especially on the sleeve area
  • cut a couple sizes bigger so it looked like a sweatshirt
  • added cuffs and waistband
  • for Meredith lengthened the arms by quite a bit.  She is 5'9" tall with a 6' wingspan (yes, long arms!)
  • took off length, shirt is long and I added the waistband.
Girls in the Garden - Luxe sweatshirt using New Look 6230


The fabric is a black knit from Joann's and a leopard sweater knit from Joann's also.

I did a guess on the bottom bands width and it is a bit wide for her.  I will be taking it off and adjusting that a bit.  Those are the chances you take when sewing for college girls :)

Good news, they fixed my serger in one day and it is back home.  I will be making one of these for Kaitlyn next.

In October, Jesse told Meredith, "College agrees with you Meredith, you look really good."  I think he is absolutely right, she is just blossoming into an amazing young woman.

New Look 6230 for a Luxe sweatshirt using sweater knit fabric.


I made this shirt for Erin, knit from Joann's, pattern is Renfrew.  Erin won't model her garments, so the best you get is on the dressform 


34 comments:

  1. Great looking knit tops!!! I need to come to your area as my JoAnn's just doesn't have these type fabrics.!

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    1. Thanks, so much, Linda,, I have found some good fabric of late at J's. It takes lots of digging!

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  2. I agree, great looking tops!

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    1. Thanks, I think they look great on the girls

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  3. Great tops Lori! I've been thinking of making some like these - they're very in right now!

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    1. Thanks, Tonia, they are quick to make with fashionable results.

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  4. Great tops Lori! I've been thinking of making some like these - they're very in right now!

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  5. Cute tops and recently purchased NL 6230.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila, can't wait to see what you make with the pattern.

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  6. Love those tops, especially Meredith's. I want to make something very similar, except the leopard print I bought is brown-toned and has some sparkly sequins on it. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect contrast fabric!

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    1. Oh, Helen, your fabric sounds beautiful. Would a cream go with the leopard print?

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  7. Gosh, your daughters are so lucky to have a fashionable seamstress in the family! Meredith looks gorgeous!

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  8. I bought that same knit print you show in the last photo and then could not figure out how to use it, that looks great. thanks for the idea :)

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    1. Thanks, Beth, it is a nice fabric. Have fun sewing your leopard print.

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  9. They are both really pretty tops. Love it!

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  10. Love the "sweatshirt". Thanks for the advice of raising the neckline.

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    1. Thanks, I did lower the front of Kaitlyn's just a bit, maybe 1/2".

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  11. These both look great. Love your fabric choices Lori.

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  12. Both are wonderful Lori. I really like that New Look pattern.

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    1. Thanks, Faye, I like the NL pattern, too and it has a great skirt, too.

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  13. Love both of these! I have absolutely in vision as I have a similar teal leopard fabric from FabricMart.com but could only imagine it in a cardigan. I love your sweatshirt idea, especially with the added bands.

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    1. Thanks, Levone, it is a fun way to showcase a fabric.

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  14. Love these!
    I just went to PatternReview & ordered the pattern.
    :-)

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    1. thanks, Chris, have fun making up your new pattern.

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  15. Thanks for the inspiration! I just finished my own "luxe sweatshirt" tonight!! It looks great and that Renfrew is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Mrs. Smith,aren't they fun shirts.

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  16. Thanks for sharing your talent! This is a gorgeous shirt. I have a girl who would love it as well. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kathy, that is so nice of you.

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  17. Looks lush! I added waistband and cuffs to my first two as well, but wish I'd made that neck a bit smaller too! xox

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