Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Look 6781 Version 2




After the success of my beach dress using New Look 6781, it should probably come as no surprise that this pattern has been used again.   This time I have made a top. I may even use it in its intended form one day! 


The fabric I chose is a white crushed crepe type fabric of unknown composition that I picked up at the op shop.   











Once again I cut the front on the fold but this time I opted to add sleeves.  I added a panel of 
guipire lace to the front inset of the bodice.  The lace is vintage and was gifted to me by my mother.  I used some of it previously on this dress.  Finally I finished the top with some white self made bias binding.

I really like boho type tops at the moment but patterns for this type of top are few and far between and at 1.60m tall the trend is one that I have to be careful of.  Boho styles don't generally favour short people and I have to take care not to add too much volume to my small frame.  What I really like about this top is, although it has pleats in the front, it skims over the body rather than attempting to hide it.


The resulting top has become a firm favourite.  Unfortunately though, being white it spends a lot of time in the laundry so I might just have to make one in a more practical colour.   

10 comments:

  1. It turned out really cute & I love the lace!

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  2. Beautiful top. I love these type of tops too - so comfy . There are so many ways you can make this pattern look different. The vintage lace is stunning.

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    1. Thank you! They hide a multitude of Christmas sins.

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  3. Beautiful feminine top. The addition of the lace panel makes it extra special.

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    1. I am not really a fru fru kind of person but this small bit of lace is just the perfect amount.

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  4. Cute! Great idea cutting the front on the fold..it worked out perfectly!

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    1. Thank you! I did exactly the same with the dress version.

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