Monday, August 25, 2008

New top!

I've been making my way through the pile of cut patterns on my floor. Last week I made myself a shirt from New Look 6735. I did view B with the 3/4-length sleeves.

New Look 6735
I love how this one came out. Even better, I love that it came out so well without having to make any adjustments to the pattern! Woo hoo! My only complaint is not with the pattern, but rather with my own skills. I just couldn't get my coverstitch machine to do the hem without the fabric kind of bunching up between the stitching lines. So the sleeve and bottom hems have a funky ribbed look going on. But at least it's consistent. So maybe I can just call it a "detail" and leave it at that.

I already have plans for another top from this pattern. I'm not sure when I'll get around to making it, but it is definitely near the top of the sewing queue. Of course, there are also quilting and crafty queues that need to be contended with as well.

In the nearly completed pile is another shirt, but I haven't managed to do the buttonholes/buttons. It's already been sitting for a week, so hopefully I'll get it done soon.

ETA: My review at


  1. Its darling. It has been so long since I've made real clothes! Good for you.

  2. Wow, I'm seriously impressed!