Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Look 6807

Have you seen Sunni's recent post about her Everyday Wardrobe game plan? She's starting with a NWG (Never Worn Garment) and making a few things to make it a wardrobe player. I think this is a great concept and I actually have my own NWG that has needed a top for some time. It is this skirt, and while I know it is a little wild, it is really comfortable and I love it for summer. I even had a length of rayon jersey that I bought with this skirt in mind.
So I whipped out New Look 6807 and made a basic raglan sleeved peasant style top.
I've made this pattern before here, but this time I made a few minor modifications. This first top pulls up a little over the bust with wear, so I gave myself just a smidge more room in the bust by just adding to the side seam of the front and easing it in to the back.
In the last version, I put a circular cutout in the back, which had a center back seam. For this one, I wanted a very basic garment, so I omitted the keyhole and cut the back on the fold. The original gathering was in two pieces on either side of the back seam, so I consolidated the gathers at center back.
As with the last version, I bound the neckline with my coverstitch machine and elasticated the sleeves. I gathered the front and back with clear elastic prior to attaching the binding. The neckline on the last version is  fine, but I preferred a higher one for this, so I just gathered the front and back a bit more. It wasn't much, but it makes this top a little less fussy to wear.
I think it works with my skirt, but will also be great with jeans. I think it will dress up well with a nicer skirt and a belt or blazer. Now I just need to consider accessories. I think I need some new shoes...

9 comments:

  1. That's a bright and cheerful outfit! And of course you need more shoes; everyone needs more shoes.

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  2. It does look super-cute and will be a great asset in your wardrobe.

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  3. Thanks for this post,after reading Sunni's post it has cemented some thoughts that I have recently been having about my sewing.I make those garments for going out but at home wear terribly old clothes. Now seen as I am a home schooling mum and an at home business operator I spend 90% of my time at home and yet never sew things for that part of my life. I too have a wardrobe full of clothes and struggle every morning.
    I love you top and it looks so flattering so I looked it up and have it unsewn in my stash-yay for me. Thanks for bringing it to my attention and your whole outfit looks gorgeous.

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  4. Nice save! I really need to do that for some sad little orphan garments. I love that you chose another bright to go with the skirt instead of a neutral--so much bolder and more cheerful!

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  5. That's a pretty outfit. Your top is such a pretty color, and perfect into fall.

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  6. Yes! it's always a good time to buy shoes. I don't have any NWG's - but I will buy shoes that match nothing- with the idea that I will make an outfit to go with! The only shoe that was hard to match was this pale green that had a tiny bit of blue in it. Have you ever seen someone at the store trying to matching fabric to one shoe?

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  7. That is just the prettiest cobalt blue basic! Lovely!

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