I bought this amazing Dragonfly fabric from the lovely ladies over at Sewalicious when they had a sale on. It’s a lovely thick crepe and I was lucky enough to receive a bit extra as it was the end of the bolt.
New Look K6471 came with this month’s Sew Magazine. I don’t subscribe to it so I bought the magazine because I liked the look of the pattern. It is a Raglan sleeve style blouse with two sleeve options and two neckline options. (perfect for this month’s theme!) It also has two hem options, straight and with a drop back hem. The drape neckline (View A) looked perfect for this gorgeous drapey fabric so it seemed a match made in heaven.
The fabric isn’t directional so I didn’t have to worry too much about the positioning of the pattern pieces. The neckline needs a very long piece though.
The garment was pretty easy to construct – I have since tried to Simple Sew Pussy-bow blouse and I much prefer their way of attaching the neckband – this seems a little fiddly. If you are going to try it – I definitely recommend that you press your seam allowances before attaching the neck piece.
Now on to the problem – The neckline (the only thing I wanted to concentrate on!) – as you can probably see is supposed to be drapey and relaxed. However, it did not look right at all; the fabric wasn’t sitting right, I’m not sure whether this was because I didn’t cut well enough along the grainline.
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Day 10- oops. I made NewLook K6471 from this month's @sewhq mag using this amazeballs fabric from the girls @sewalicious_x yesterday and I think I messed up on the bias because it isn't sitting right at all. 😢 it must be saveable. 😢 @simplicitynewlook #newlookpatterns #newlook6471 #sewingmistake #unpickingsucks #sewphotohop #photocommunitychallenge #photoadaychallenge #emmasmachine #sewingblogger #sewcialist #sewingaddict #sewobsessed #makersgonnamake #sewingproject #sewaholic #sewistsofinstagram #imadethis #imakemyownclothes #makersgonnamake
Anyway, I shared this disaster on Instagram and on reflection decided to just fold the neckline in on itself so it was more like a collar. I pressed it in half and sewed it in place. I think and hope you will agree that it is much better like this! I’m still not 100% convinced though, which is annoying when i had such high hopes for this make. What do you think? I have considered unpicking the entire neckline! That would be sticking my neck out!
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