Wednesday, September 03, 2014

New Look 6212 - Cotton Voile

It is still hot in Missouri and I just can't think about sewing for fall/winter yet.  Most of the days have been over 90 degrees with a pleasant 80 degree thrown in.

I had purchased a cotton voile from Mood Fabrics back in the spring and it was very thin.  I couldn't decide what to make with this fabric, until I purchased New Look 6212

I went with the sleeveless version and no tucks.




I used Fashion Sewing Supply's tricot interfacing for the collar, collar band and front placket.



The fabric sewed beautifully and this was a nice project to get me back to garment sewing.

One thing about this top, the front is shorter than I anticipated and the back is much longer than I thought.  After I looked again at the pattern envelope it is clearly shown.


I am not sure I love this top, but it will be good for these hot days and plus a  new garment is always nice as a season ends.



Now I have a question,  if you have a garment you don't love but don't hate, does it stay around?  Do you try it different ways?




22 comments:

  1. Your top is so pretty! From here your top looks fine, but I understand your concerns. I am very leery about the shorter in the front stuff because my stomach is the last thing I want to show people. However, I am loathe to throw something out, so I
    keep it for awhile and see if I can figure out how to improve its wearability. Sometimes I decide I really do like it, or I can tweak it, but sometimes I do give it away to the thrift store if I decide it's doing me no favors.

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    1. Thanks, the top is growing on me. One thing it is cool, might be a good thing since our a/c quit working on Wednesday!

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  2. It's lovely! I love the hemline but I think you've seen what I've been up to with hem shape this season ;-). I have some navy dot chiffon I'd like to try this pattern on. Thanks!

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    1. You will look great in this pattern and yes, I love what you have been sewing.

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  3. It's lovely! I love the hemline but I think you've seen what I've been up to with hem shape this season ;-). I have some navy dot chiffon I'd like to try this pattern on. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Debiie, I do like all your hi-low hemlines, you have been doing such incredible sewing. I like the idea of navy dot, have fun making your blouse.

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  4. Pretty top and it looks great with the walking shorts.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila, I like it with the walking shorts, too.

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  5. I really like it. Try the front tucked in the shorts for a different look.

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    1. That is a great idea, Vicki, thanks.

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  6. I will resppnd to your final question. I keep it until the end of the season. Then instead of being put into storage, I donate immediately.

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    1. Good idea, I usually go through my closet and see what has not been worn and it gets donated.

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  7. would you like it better if you trimmed some fabric off the back or sewed some on the front?

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    1. I think I am going to trim some off the back, it is just too drastic of a hem change.

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  8. I find if I'm not comfortable in something it just hangs in the closet. I think your blouse look great especially with you walking shorts and will take you through the last hot days. You can always revisit it next spring and see how you feel then.

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    1. I am going to give it a try through September. Meredith did say I think it looks good, so I will run with that! Thanks.

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  9. Very cute! I get your apprehension, the uneven hem is hard to get used to. I like it in tops but much less in dresses. If you never feel comfortable it's hardly worth keeping past the season unless you have unlimited closet space!

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    1. Thank you Treva, I think your advice is a good, since it is so late in the season (50 degrees this morning), I will keep this one around until next year and see how I like it.

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  10. This is so cute on you! Give it another chance- it looks really nice on you!

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    1. Thanks, Sonja, I will give it another chance. Sometimes a garment just needs to hang in my closet a bit then I have a new outlook!

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  11. I like! Great fabric choice too!

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    1. Thanks, Terri, the fabric was perfect for the pattern.

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