One thing that I know for sure about my clothing habits is that I lean toward solid colours. I’m not sure why that is. Perhaps a deep rooted desire for neatness and organization in life. A girl can dream…
I am in need of some basics; pieces that can be mixed and matched easily with other items in my closet. That said, my first entry in my RTW fast fit the bill quite nicely. I chose New Look 6838 and I made view A.
Fabric used: Ponte Knit from my local Fabricland
Did it look like the picture on the envelope: Yes
Were the instructions accurate/easy to follow: I had a quick glance at them. There is really nothing to the making of this top.
Were there any changes that you made: The only change that I made was at the neckline. The instructions have you do a simple fold over and top stitch. Instead, I sewed a stretch lace binding tape to the right side and then folded it inward for top stitching. It may be hard to see in the below picture.
Would I make it again: I think so. I can see having a couple of these in basic colours to co-ordinate with pants and skirts or to layer under jackets.
Conclusion: This was an easy sew for a Sunday afternoon. Although I sewed and serged the seams, I suspect you could quickly use a 4 thread overlock and whip this together in no time. Something that I will change the next time around is the back seam. In a ponte or any knit with stretch, I don’t see the need and will likely cut the back piece on a fold for future versions; eliminating the seam altogether.
And here is the end result.