Sunday, June 29

Review: New Look 6803

New Look 6803



Pattern Description: Basic Tunic w/ neckline embellishments

Pattern Sizing:10-22

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.

12 comments:

coolobreeze said...

Very cooool looking. The embellishments are fabu!

Elaray said...

I like the button embellishment! The dress looks very comfortable - an important feature in July & August.

toy said...

very cute, I like it alot

Carol said...

I was going to say cute as a button, but I realised that sounded like a bad joke. But the top is very cute and it looks lovely on you.

Meg said...

It's really, really cute. I'm so glad you included the closeup. The buttons are so pretty with that material.

narcissaqtpie said...

Thanks!!!

Lorraine said...

Very cute. I just bought the pattern, so it's nice to see it on somebody. I love the buttons.

Anonymous said...

Very good job with the buttons it brings out the dress. The dress looks cute on you.

artist1lisa said...

You do look cool.It's a beautiful color.Great embellishments.

fly tie said...

it looks great! nice color.

Cennetta said...

Very cute!

Aveline said...

Great work.