I finally managed to get some sewing time in for myself. I picked out New Look 6470 from my stash for a nice springtime top. I ended up cutting the skirt pattern out too. I will try to make that this weekend if I can pick out the right fabric from my stash.
I wanted to make version A with the fluttery sleeves but was one sleeve short in fabric available so I made it sleeveless. This is a nice springtime top for sure, which was exactly my intention. Here's my review of the pattern:
Misses knit skirt and tops.
8 to 18. I made the 18.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, for the most part. It wasn't really needed, though as the top is extremely simple. Very few pieces, especially without making sleeves.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the bottom of the top with the ties. I also like the subtle cowl neck of this top. As far as dislikes go, I noticed that I have to have the front a little bit lower than I'd like in order to have the back neckline as high as I want it. This was not such an issue for me. I just added a cute lilac colored lace camisole underneath.
A floral knit that has been in my stash for several years. I purchased it from Yardage Town - I believe I had a yard's worth of fabric to work with.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted the sleeves for version A because of a lack of enough fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will definitely make this again, with the fluttery sleeves. I have also cut out the pattern for the skirt already.
A nice, easy pattern that packs a lot of style, without a the time investment.
I have also been knitting the hitchhiker shawl. I have 10 repeats complete and 32 to go. I think it is going to be really nice and a great addition to my wardrobe. Speaking of wardrobe additions, I made the mistake of reading my go0-to blogs, like CeCe's Closet and Erica Bunker's site, which has resulted in several impulsive purchases....Need I say more?