I saw a top in the style below at the mall close to where I live and I really wanted it or something close to it to add to my wardrobe. Unfortunately for the store, it was being sold for TT$275.00 which is approximately US$43.00 and fortunately for me I had a pattern in my stash that might just do the trick.
So out came New Look 6648
This pattern comes in sizes 6-16 and I sewed my usual size 12. I must say that it was an extremely easy sew...I only took a total of 2 hours from cut to completed garment. What directions?!..., I did not even need the directions for this one. As I started sewing it just flowed. Talk about a great beginner pattern!!!
I used 1 1/2 yards of printed chiffon fabric. I cut the fabric with the intention of sewing it on the weekend, but then the sewing bug bit me, so I had to continue until I finished the top.
I made a few alterations to the original design to get the look I wanted, such as:
- adding 4" to the length.
- altered the band to add a pull through sash at the hip.
|I made a band about 2" and pulled through a sash, which ties on my left hip.|
I loved the way the finished garment turned out and I will definitely be using this pattern again and again and maybe again :)
So until I write again, happy reading and thanks for stopping by!