So there I was, all ready to make another scoop neck Simplicity 4076. And then I handed myself this note:
Stop. Seriously, remember when you were counting your patterns and stopped with embarrassment when you hit the triple digits? Perhaps you should try one of your 15 or so new patterns sitting in your drawer rather than yet another version of this pattern. Just a thought.
So I pulled out New Look 6729.
I was a little askaird of it, but Me could not be denied. And here is the result.
Pattern Description: I made view C, the short sleeve version without the belt tie. I thought this was a neat variation on a wrap top.
How Were the Instructions? They were fine, easy to follow. But this shirt was only three pieces, so I really didn't refer to them too much.
Fabric Used: A knit print from Gorgeous Fabrics. But of course. I think I am single-handedly paying for at least one of her son's future college education. :-)
Alterations or Changes? I tried to do a FBA, but I need to figure out how to do a better/bigger adjustment, because the underbust seam isn't actually under my bust. It is a little low cut for me, especially for dancing. I actually have it pinned shut here--it naturally opened a little lower than the picture.
I also like my tops a little longer, again for dancing, but it is a fine length for just wearing with jeans or such. The hem is actually even across my hips in person, it just looks ridey-uppy in the picture.
Would I Make it Again? I really like the style and think it could be flattering. It is just a matter if I want to fuss with it to figure out how to make the changes I need. I think this could become one of my favorites (especially if I lose a few pounds and thus don't need to mess with it more)