Monday, 2 May 2011

New Look 6892. Quick and Easy

Or:  Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy!

British Summer is here, ie it's gone cold.  So I need a couple of things; long sleeved, light weight tops and a few casual jackets/cardigans.

To set the ball rolling I used New Look 6982, view A. 

This is the second summer I have used this pattern, but made the short sleeved tops last year.  The fabric for this project came from my stash (I'm stash shopping at the moment) So I ran it through the washing machine last night ready for this morning.  It's a lovely quality light weight cotton with a slight crosswise stretch.

The only change I made to the pattern was to the sleeves.  I don't like the bias strip placed on the inside for the elastic, to give the look of that frill, so I just put my elastic into the bottom hem.  I made my own bias binding for the neck edge and because I still haven't taken out the black thread from my overlocker I decided to do french seams everywhere (well, there really is only 6 seams!)

Here's the results - on Vivienne again.....

Inside out to show the neck bias binding and the french seam for the sleeve setting

Sleeve french seam and elasticated hems


This is a super easy pattern to make and wear.  I'm not into too much fuss so I haven't added the bow at the front, anyhoo I think the fabirc really won't take anything more!  I needed an easy project after my dress and this was perfect.  It will go great with jeans, linen trousers or even a straight skirt.  Note the "green theme" is still going on......

I'm working on Vogue 1203 in brown linen next.  I started it before the dress, but had to wait for a delivery of zips.  Metal ones in 9" are not easy to find!

More later, have a good day all....


Karin said...

An easy pattern to make and wear is a winner! It's a cute, sort of modernist print you chose.

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I love the print! I might have to get this one for the short sleeved versions, they look very comfortable and cute. :-)