New Look 6803
Pattern Description: Basic Tunic w/ neckline embellishments
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? good instructions, I mostly used the illustrations
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that the neckband went all the way around across the back. Most of the patterns that have a neckband only go across the front. I also like the embellishment idea depicted on the pattern cover.
I like that the cap sleeves aren't tight fitting, I like the pockets and the loose but semi shapely fit. I think I should add vertical darts down the back for a bit more shaping in the waist. I'll copy the back darts from New Look 6727
Fabric Used: linen/rayon from Joann's. Cheapie buttons for embellishment.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I added a heavier interfacing than recommended since linen isn't as tightly woven as cotton. The neckband is not two sided/faced like others I have sewn and I didn't want to risk any "issues" with sewing on my buttons.
I could have also used a lighter weight fabric on the pockets, just to reduce the bulk. It's not that noticeable, but I notice it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? It's a basic shape. I could see myself making one again, maybe without the embellishments
Conclusion: Cool looking, cool to wear. Wore it to church today, so sweat.