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Topic: New Look 6761 by Simplicity  (Read 3701 times)
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« on: March 19, 2008 11:33:39 AM »

MY skill level - past beginner but not very experienced.

Made the tank top, shown on pattern in leopard print. 
Cut out pattern thinking that the length was too long but decided to cut and hem at last steps of sewing.   
Pattern instructions were fairly easy to follow.  I made the rookie mistake of not reading pattern for other items were required and missed seeing "bias tape" for underarm finishing.  Luckily I had enough fabric to cut my own matching bias tape.  It was a happy mistake because I love the way my bias tape coordinates with the fabric. 

The pattern did not address how to match back seam if using stripe fabric.  Guess they assume you would know how to that.  Here's how:  Cut one back panel from fabric.  Flip pattern over, printed side down and cut another.  My back center seam is matched with yellow on left and yellow on right of stitching. 

Am now making my second blouse from this pattern. 
Note:  you can use any width of ribbon, not just the narrow as specified.  Wider ribbon will wrinkle inside casing but will lay flat on your shoulder.  Also, ribbon can be tied at back center or on shoulder.

« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008 11:45:01 AM »

great job.  thanks for the info about sewing with stripes.  i never even thought to do that.  i always think about working with stripes but never knew exactly how to do it.  once again thanks.

the nightnurse
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 12:20:38 PM »

I would sooooo love one of these (or several for that matter) in my closet.
This is exactly my style....man I need to learn to sew like pronto!
Great job & love the material!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008 03:02:14 PM »

Nice job!  Very pretty.  This pattern is on my list for next week; hope it turns out as cute as yours did.  (Mine is turning into lingerie though.)

No action shot?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008 11:03:43 AM »

Thanks, all. No action shot, this blouse is for my friend.  Mine is next.
Nightnurse, not sure how I knew to flip over pattern to match stripes.  Either innate talent from my mom or I just played with it long enough to figure it out.
Shezcrafty, hope you start to sew soon!
Dancingrabbit, good idea to use pattern for lingerie.


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