Posts Tagged ‘pattern’

Jul. 2011 27

New Look 6799

OK, I love the 1960′s/Mad Men era as much as the next girl, but some times you just need to spice it up a little. So when I grab Simplicity’s New Look pattern 6799, I knew exactly which fabric I was going to use. My Aunt Carole gave me this amazing thick woven linen fabric with a black and white triangle/tribal-ish print. It is gorgeous and eye catching. I thought it would be the perfect balance for the super classic silhouette. I really didn’t make any changes to this pattern. The only thing I did was use a couple different sizes so that it would better fit my shape.

Jul. 2011 6

New Look 6677

Hooray!! The fabulous orange African fabric is back!!! I really do love this print. This time I paired it with a tan fabric (actually a cotton sheet set). I altered patter 6677 because I wanted more of a traditional tunic neckline. So instead of following their directions, I simply added a 2″ band around the neck. I also opted to make this a short sleeve top. You know those lines on the patterns that you use to lengthen you patterns? Yea, I cut it there. It ended up making a really good length for the sleeve. I added a band of orange to this part too.

One other alteration I did was I didn’t add the band on the bottom. Instead I extended the tan portion 2″ to make up for the difference in length. I must say, I’m in love with this top. It’s loose and comfy, but in no way frumpy. It’s perfect.

There is one thing I would change for next time. Because the pattern was meant to have a crisscross section in the front instead of a cut out, the final product ended up a little low cut. I’d probably add about .5″ to 1″ to make it a little less flashy.