Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Well it's about time!

I have a finished object too show you, finally! This is New Look 6729 in a knit I bought from Fashion Mart last year. I bought a little over two yards intending to make it into a dress. I decided it would be better as a shirt afterall.

It's a good thing I had over two yards because the long sleeve version of this top really requires it! As you can see, I sewed the ties as the pattern calls for by just hemming the strips. Several sewing.patternreview.com reviewers recommended cutting two extra ties and just sewing them together so the wrong side doesn't show. Unfortunately I didn't have enough fabric so I made do with what I had. I actually don't mind the wrong side showing on this knit since it's not too much of a contrast with the right side. The front middle, right below my bust line, is sagging a bit too much. I'm not sure if this is a pattern flaw or if I sewed something incorrectly. It's nothing that a little hand sewing can't fix.

Overall I am very pleased with this pattern. I might just wear it to my high school reunion this weekend...

7 comments:

colour by number said...

Looks very fashionable and comfy! Happy Thanksgiving!

Rebecca said...

nicely done. congrats! and have a happy turkey day

peacockchic said...

very cute. Funny part is that I have that pattern in front of me right now :O) Guess I gotta make it now that you made it look so great

Mama de Saga said...

You did a great job! It looks great. I hope the reunion went well:)

Philigry said...

oh, i love that on you! it looks so great!

Katie Jean said...

stephanie, you always impress me with your creations! It looks fabulous!

pinky said...

Fabulous creation and Looks great