Saturday, 9 August 2014

New Look 6356 - Un, Deux, Trois .

 The third time making this pattern this year with a little french influence with classic navy and cream stripes with a boat neckline .  What else can I say about this pattern ?
It is quick.
It is easy .
It uses little fabric.
It  has  an easy fit - not too baggy, not too tight .


New Look 6356 is designed for wovens but this top is made from a stable single knit ( with very little stretch ) . I only needed just under one metre of 150cm wide fabric  to make this long sleeved top in size 12  . The pattern does not come with long sleeves but it is very easy to lay a long sleeve pattern under the provided sleeve piece and extend it to full length. My daughters two versions with the short sleeves only took 80cm of 115 cm wide fabric ( size 8 ) .

OK although this was ` quick and easy`  I admit to unpicking the back seam four times and the side seams twice until I could match the stripes  : o  


To spruce up the top I sewed navy bias binding over the shoulder seams  ( I had just enough of the bias trim  to bind the neck and decorate the shoulders - love that ! ) and sewed on some cute little marcasite inspired buttons cut off an old shirt.
Overall this pattern is a winner !

Happy Sewing.
Cheers Janine.







7 comments:

  1. That's a very nice pattern to use as a semi-fitted tee. I think I am going to buy it after seeing your beautiful version - which is so smart. I like the little button trip on the shoulders - very up to the minuter. With stripes in knits, I have to pin before sewing.

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  2. Great top. Love the shoulder treatment.

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  3. A very lovely top. Not that I've done it myself, but I've read that it's good to use a walking foot when sewing with stripes as it stops the fabric from shifting as you sew.

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  4. This is lovely, and I'm sure we can never have enough striped, boat neck tops ;) I love the shoulder details, a gorgeous touch. I secure my stripes with tape before sewing to save redoing them, & the walking foot helps too ;)

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  5. You can't go past navy and cream! Great GOP.

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  6. Thanks for the tips. My machine has a built in walking foot I can engage so I will be sure to use it next time !

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  7. Very cute top. I like the shoulder detail. On knits I pin the stripes then do a long straight stitch 5mm from the edge. That way you can adjust as you go. Then I use the overlocker.

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