A little stitching blog which is interrupted by other matters.
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 !