New Look 6808


Pattern Description

blouse / top for woven fabrics

Unfortunately the pattern and the black colour make it hard to see the details, but if you click on larger view, you see a little bit more.


Available Sizes

8 – 18

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope after sewing it?

somewhat

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes. Everything is explained in detail and I had no problem whatsoever to sew the top.

How is the fit of the finished garment?

Perfect. I made size 18 from a soft jersey knit. Yes, yes, I know, I was supposed to use wovens. Normally I’m a size 20, so the pattern for wovens worked out great in 18 with jersey. I’ll grade it up to 20 for non stretchy fabric. But what is most important about the fit is that the proportions (bust/waist/hip) are good for me, so I am confident that 20 will be fitting well without major alterations.

Likes / Dislikes

like:

  • versatile
  • quick to make
  • goes well with vintage and modern outfits

dislike:

  • View B 😉 . But nobody forces me to sew that one, so: no dislikes

Fabric used

Rayon jersey from a Dutch fabric market, collar and neckline fortified with fusible interfacing.

Pattern alterations or design changes

  • Jersey instead of woven
  • Mix between View A and D
  • shortened the top by approx. 4″

Would I sew it again?

Yes, I am going to try a woven version.

Would I recommend it to others?

Yes, definitely. It is a cute top that goes well with almost everything and it is easy and fast to sew, so make it!

Misc

  • time for sewing: 1.5 hours
  • cost of fabric/notions: approx. 8 Euro
  • cost of pattern: approx. 12 Euro incl. shipping.
    In the US, NewLook patterns are available for less than 5 $, here in Europe they are hard to get and much more expensive. I already have a long wishlist for my next trip the the States.
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