Thursday, 24 October 2013

Dotty New Look 6808

I made and mentioned this dotty New Look 6808 in the summer but never got around taking photos or blogging about until now, so here it finally is. The fabric is leftover from the Gertie's Bow blouse I made last spring (the one which I'm planning on tweaking one fine day), which in hindsight wasn't the best fabric as it doesn't drape that well. I was inspired by a dotty top from Dorothy Perkins and Susan from Sewin' Steady version of the New Look top where she cleverly pleated the collar.

Dotty 6808

Pleated collar 

The top was easy enough to put together as I've made it before. But I did adjust the lenght this time by taking an inch off the middle as the last version was way too long. I didn't add sleeves to this one (see a theme here?). I had a few hmmmm -moments trying to figure out how to add the pleats and made them even, but with some trial and error I succeeded  (well kinda). I should have probably had a bit more excess material to work with on the collar so the pleats would have been nicer ...

I only had a long, long white zipper in my stash (no idea why or where I've bought it) so I had to shorten it a bit. Luckily I came across this tutorial from threads magazine so I did some hand-stitching and ta-dah a proper length zipper. 

Shortened zipper

Nearly invisible zipper 

I'm pretty pleased with the overall result and I loved the fact that it was such a quick project without hours of tweaking and fitting. Having said that I've subsrcibed to a fitting course called Fast Track Fitting on Apparently you make slopers and then learn how to use them, I'm hoping it will be good. No doubt I'll report the results in the future (or four letter words about making said sloper). Ta-ra for now dear readers.

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