1. Pattern sewed up well. Princess seams in front make for a nice fit.
2. Considered a single layer for lapel but happy with facing as directed.
3. Wrapped seams kept everything neat.
1. Very close to the shell from last month (also New Look :). Used wrong side of fabric for bias neck binding.
Tropical weight wool
1. Compared crotches with New Look 6461 and used that instead. Not sure about the wide leg pant for me.
Raglan Drape Front Cardigan
Knit with woven stripe
1. Fun pattern but had more ease than I wanted so took in seams to skinny up. Hmm-jersey knit recommended-mine was heavier and more stable than a jersey. Go down a size.
2. Left edges raw. Trimmed lapel edges after sewing to take advantage of stripes.
3. Back neck edge treatment is bad. Just stretch a neckband across and serge on or go all the way from front edge around back neck to opposite front edge.
Gathered Neck Shell
New Look 6471 View C
1. Pattern went together well.
2. Chose View C because the tie scarf seemed quite large.
3. Good choice for wearing under jacket.
Cotton Stretch Woven
1. Added 2” to length. Added darts in back to take out bulk.
2. Used elastic for waistband.
Purple Wrap Cardi: Simplicity 8954, View A
Rayon Bamboo French Terry.
1. I am not a fan of a drop shoulder but in this case I thought the combo of fabric and pattern for the cardi would go over tops without too much resistance. The cardi is made to pattern and I am happy with the outcome. I will make this again.
Copper/purple Short Sleeve Tee:
Jalie T-Shirt 2805, with Turtleneck
Knit Viscose Lycra.
1.Adjusted the turtleneck pattern piece so that the upper circumference would be one inch smaller than the bottom circumference to get a more tight fitting turtleneck, especially using the rayon knit. Otherwise the tee is made to pattern and it is a TNT pattern.
Copper Paper Bag Waist Pants:
McCalls 7942, View D
Stretch Twill -97%poly, 3% spandex.
1. Shortened pants by 4 inches-below hip, above and below knee.
2. For casing I added buttonholes at center front. Then attached ties to ends of elastic which became the drawstring tie inserted into casing.
3. The pattern runs large and I needed to adjust side seams. Next time I would go down a size.
WovenCheetah Print Tulip Sleeve Top: Butterick 6687, View B
1. Shortened 2 inches above hem.
2. Pattern calls for purchased bias tape for neck finish but I did a bias serged finish using Bemberg lining scrap.
3. The fabric was a little difficult to work with especially when pressing.
4. I debated using an invisible zipper for closing but the sheerness of the fabric put a nix on that. I followed the pattern directions and put a hook and eye closing on center back. Not my favorite technique for any pattern.
Sand Color Contour Pull On Pant:
Sandra Betzina Vogue 1630, View B
Rayon Nylon Ponte.
1. I read many good reviews regarding the pants in the pattern so decided to make up a muslin using the blah sand color Ponte from my stash. Good decision – really like the pants.
2. Because the pattern has good fitting directions I was able to make a wearable muslin.
3. I shortened the pattern in three paces- one inch above crotch, one inch above the knee and one inch above the Capri cut off line.
4. I started to construct the front slant pockets but then just topstitched the opening closed and cut off the bag. I don’t need bulk in that area.
5. Great pattern and I have the next pair cut out and ready to sew in a stretch woven.
October 2019 Fashion Sewing Club
Tuesday, October 8, 10:30 at Treadle
Thursday, October 10, 10:30 at SR Harris, Burnsville
Thursday, October 10, 6:30 at First sewing, Bloomington