Sunday, 14 September 2008

Pattern stash - New Look 6871

This is one of those basic patterns that you buy because it's got lots of the basics. The trouble has been getting the time to use it so while I'm in this pattern stash competition, the motivation is there to break open each pattern and use it.
This pattern includes a round neck dress and tunic top with short sleeves, a sleeveless dress and top, and a straight skirt. It's good value as it covers sizes 6 - 16 so I made the tunic top with sleeves in a 10 - 12 size.
You'll notice that the tunic looks like a normal top as I didn't want the side splits. The instructions were dead easy to follow. I used plastic elastic around the neck finish to have a slightly gathered looking neckline. This finish gave the top a more contemporary feel to it.
The overlocker made this a quick top to sew and I used seams great on the shoulder seams to give it stability.
There is a centre back seam that is handy for sway back adjustment.
I used a cotton stretch knit that I bought at Knitwit. The fabric has lycra and good recovery but I didn't have enough so I used another fabric with similar colours for the back piece.


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