I've just sewn up New Look 6648 and am very happy with it. This pattern for a batwing top is a departure from what I normally wear and I wasn't sure would work. Would my wide shoulders look bigger than they are? Are gathers on my waistline a good idea? Hm maybe no, but guess what, it worked. The looseness coupled with a clinchy band hides a multitude of figure sins. I think I'll be using it again hehe.
It all started with the purchase of a very unusual stripe and border knit bought at a Tessuti sale two months ago. The material is very fine and fairly stretchy so I wanted to work with the grain and also with the pattern and keep the border running up one side of a pattern. How to showcase that? Then cruising Pattern Review I saw this top which has been reviewed 48 times. Hey if 48 reviewers say that a pattern is good the chances are that it is and I am glad to say it was.
Ready for Take-off
The back is a mirror image of the front and luckily I had enough material to play around and do this.
there is also enough of the grey & cream stripe to make a little top - maybe View C, a sleeveless cowl neck.
I am writing a review for PR but I will mention that the main modification I made was to use View B from a V to a round neck then match it to the back neck curve as shown here:
There are a few more tops in the pipeline, for DD and myself. We both bought velour in the current Spotlight Sale and another experimental top of a different variety is coming up.
Running to get into place
Happy Sewing everyone.