Thursday, September 17, 2009

Knit Top - New Look 6807

Pattern:New Look 6807

Pattern Description:
Misses Easy Two-Hour Knit Tops, View C

Pattern Sizing: Size 12 tapering to a 14 at the hips

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very much. There isn't much to them but I did appreciate that New Look starts the pattern off with some tips on sewing knits. Therefore, I used a combination of straight and zigzag stitches.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the neckline and drapiness of the design. However, there was too much ease for a knit pattern and there was no need for the opening and ties in the back of the garment. Because of the deep neckline I can easily slip this over my head even with it tightly tied in back. In fact, it may be too big to wear comfortably at work.

Fabric Used: A rayon/Spandex knit in Potent Purple from Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made View C with the 3/4 length gathered sleeves. I had made a size 12 and tapered the pattern to a 14 at the hem but I am sure I could have used a size 12 or maybe even a 10 tapering to a twelve because of the excess ease. I also hand sewed the neckline inside edge because I didn't trust my machine to topstitch through the knit fabric.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. But next time, I will cut the back on the fold and eliminate the back opening and ties. I recommend it but others might find the neckline too low so you should definitely test that out before you make it. Because of how wide and low the neckline was, I will have to be cautious when I wear it as it could slip off the shoulders easily.

Conclusion: A very comfortable top that can be done in a few hours like the pattern said, even shorter if you eliminate the back ties.


Antoinette said...

Cute top! I love the color on you. Some of those styles have so much ease you can swim in them!

lsaspacey said...

But it's a KNIT pattern, what's up with that! There should be some negative ease.

Adrienne said...

Love the top!