New Look 6213 and HotPatterns 1216: Garden Party Tee
Every now and then my finished sewing project doesn't meet up with the expectations that I may
have had for it....take New Look 6213 for instance:
I love everything about this pattern: cute tie, length, V-neck.
The pattern noted that there was an allowance for ease of 7 inches. As I usually make an
FBA of 3-4, I decided not to make the FBA and only add an inch to the side seams.
And there are no bust darts, but notice the gathering at the neckline instead.
I also failed to see the more cut-in shoulder.....not a favorite style for me.
This silky poly from JoAnn Fabrics is so cute though.....right?
So....my 'wearable muslin' is wearable, under a sweater tho, due to the wonky fit.
I plan to make this one again, now that I know what adjustments to make, as it was fun
to sew up with a clever way to approach that neckline. Just watch for stretch there, as
it is all bias!
I had more success with HotPatterns 1216: Garden Party Tee, which is my usual experience
Since I've made this before, and knew it would fit great, I went right to the serger for construction.
The polka dot is a cotton knit, and the floral chiffon was purchased at a local fabric discounter.
I did add a couple of inches at the hem to the chiffon flounce,
and finished it with a narrow hem.
Thought I've had it in my head to combine polka dots with this floral chiffon, I wasn't
quite sure that I liked it. Did it need a scarf to tie it all together?
In the end, I decided against the scarf, I think it was just a little too matchy-matchy LOL!
Besides, I really LOVE that chiffon, and want to use what I have left for a kimono top/jacket.