|looks like I need to clean the camera lens.....|
New Look 6648....a ridiculously comfy top that has been reviewed many many times on PR. I made this out of a poly/rayon/spandex I got on my recent excursion to LA's garment district. This knit was only 2.99 per yard in this store that I wish I remembered the name of! They had all your basic colors as well. I wasn't sure about the quality but it washed well and wearing it is amazing!!! This is the most comfortable fabric and top that I own. So comfortable in fact that the first day I wore it, I wore it to sleep as well because it was just that comfy! I did not want to take it off! This fabric is so soft and warm its incredible. I want to go back and find that place so I can get more! Also, sewing with the fabric was not very difficult...the edges curl a little but such is life with a knit.
Now I ended up cutting too many of the bottom band because I misread the cutting layout...which I normally don't even follow anyway! So I made another colorblocked one with this same fabric used as the band at trim. But that one bled in the wash....which is so weird because I wash the teal one all time with all my clothes and there is never any bleeding! And I prewashed the fabric! So I don't understand what happened with the second one....weird. I will show you all when I get pictures of the second. It is currently in the washer...I still wear it around the house...my husband is so lucky :)
|These are the cute shoes that match so well...I got these approx 8 years ago from Nine West|
|I drew a line out from the arm|
|then drew a line up from the underarm|
|Then connected the two lines using the curve to make a nice rounded shape--if you look closely you can see the white chalk from the two lines made by the above pictures|
|closeup of the chalk marked curve|
|after it was cut off|
|close up of where it was cut off so you can see the relation of the notches|
So in summary, just read the layout carefully because I didn't pay attention to how it is not folded selvage to selvage but otherwise, the million reviews on PR are not wrong...this shirt is easy, fun, and comfortable!
Check out my pattern review here.