Sunday, 11 May 2014

Autumn wrap - New Look 6149

In anticipation of the cool weather, I have been considering New Look's 6149. Today's Mothers Day (Happy Mothers Day to you all) and it's warm weather.
With the green print mesh I made this simple 'as you please' wrap top with long sleeves.
The first iteration was a bit short and the hem flipped up, so I undid the hem and cut the lining back so it now sits flat. It's now in the charity pile - finished and ready for someone else to wear.

So I tried it again with 
- a bit more length (5cm)
- a larger front piece
- clear elastic along the front neckline seam.

This version was sewn on sewing machine. The cover stitch machine didn't like the light weight knit I used.
The sizing of this version worked just fine and I'll wear this with my Silhouette Patterns cargoes.
This third version uses a Charlie Brown remnant from Pitt Trading to go with my Minerva black jeans.
This has become a great autumn wrap top.
Here's what the original print looked like.
This remnant has taken me a long to figure out how to use it on me and it's now a fun top to wear. Petites can wear large prints.
Front wrap
 
Side view with sleeve joins matching

The back view
Now to move onto the raglan V-neck version of this pattern.

18 comments:

Sarah Liz said...

I just love your Charlie Brown top - it's got great movement running through it.

Jo Ashcroft said...

Love that black and white print. You are so clever

Sharon said...

It looks like a great top and you have used the pattern placement for the Charlie Brown fabric to perfection.

Sofie M said...

Shame the green one didn't work for you but I love the black and white one and especially how you've placed it- especially on the front.

prttynpnk said...

great print choices- they really work with this- love them all- floppy hem or not

Ripple Dandelion said...

Great to see this pattern made up. I own it and I think of making it from time to time--but haven't yet. Very nice to see how well it can work for a petite (and funny that you needed to add length).

Anne Maskell said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog for a while but I don't think I've ever commented. I made this pattern a few years ago and was surprise to see your green version. I think this means great minds think alike lol.

http://www.amaskellantics.com/2010/11/purple-for-passion.html

I love your black and white version!

Kirsty Bunfield (kbfield) said...

Wow love the pattern placement on the charlie brown.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Sarah Liz

Velosewer said...

I think we're in the same category.

Velosewer said...

Thanks.

Velosewer said...

I know. I really like the green print.

Velosewer said...

I think I'll just have to be more flexible and welcome floppy hems:)

Velosewer said...

The extra length was needed so it bloused more.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Anne.

Velosewer said...

This was a fun exercise.

beajay said...

You have some fantastic tops there Maria. Love them all - the geometric print on the last one is very special.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Beverley. See you soon.

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