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.


  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.

  2. Great top. Love the shoulder treatment.

  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.

  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 ;)

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

  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 !

  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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