Newlook 6107

Newlook 6107A couple of months ago I fell for a Newlook pattern, I tried to buy it about three times in Samuel Taylors but it was always out of stock, I tried my usual on-line pattern shop, out of stock! I finally found a little sewing shop on line that stocked it, I bought it immediately. About a week later I found out why…it was free with a sewing magazine!!!

I finally got round to sewing it this week. It has a pretty blouse/top with three variations and a pencil skirt (nothing exciting with the skirt but they’re always useful!) I decided to make the short sleeved version.

B&M Fabrics cottonI chose a length of fabric from my stash, it’s a pale blue cotton with grey and pink blossom design, to me it looks vaguely oriental, maybe it reminds me of the Japanese cherry blossom. I bought it in B&M Fabrics in Leeds market, they had at least three different colour-ways and I was torn between the blue and a soft mauve, for once the blue won!

The pattern went together really easily. It has button loop fastenings which are the first things to make, I was pleased I bought a rouleaux loop turner at WI  last year. To neaten the inside I used French seams on the side seams, I used the overlock stitch on my sewing machine on all the other open seams, I haven’t used it before but I liked the finish it gave, a lot flatter and neater than plain zigzag, I’ll certainly use it again.

Rouleaux loops and covered buttonsI think the only thing I did which wasn’t on the pattern instructions was to top-stitch the yoke…oh and I changed half way through to the sleeveless version. I was trying it on for fitting before I started sewing the sleeves and decided I liked it as a sleeveless top.

The neckline and the sleeve edge are finished with a bias strip folded and stitched to the inside, I’m tempted next time to sew the bias so it’s a visible edging as I think I might prefer that.

I made some self cover buttons, initially I was going to fussy cut some with flowers on, but half way through the first one I decided plain blue would look better, I think that was the right decision, they look really neat.

I made  the pattern with what is becoming my standard of a size 12 top half increasing to size 14 over my hips. It fits really well, it’s lovely to wear and as it turns out it makes a nice outfit with the navy skirt I made a few weeks ago.

This pattern is definitely going to be well used, I’ve already cut the second one out!

Newlook 6107

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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12 Responses to Newlook 6107

  1. lovelucie1 says:

    It looks great on you. Definitely one to repeat.


  2. craftycreeky says:

    Thanks Lucie, it’s lovely to wear


  3. notsewsimple says:

    Looks lovely – I got this fabric at B&M as well and usd it for a Sewoverit Betty dress – its really pretty!


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  4. corrineappleby says:

    Really pretty fabric! The top looks lovely!

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  5. Trisha says:

    Very pretty top, I have got about 1m of that fabric left over from my Wedding Guest dress, but not sure what to do with it. – I also have pattern.


  6. It fits beautifully. The curved bottom line is lovely. I haven’t done any dressmaking for years but I used to really enjoy it.


  7. craftycreeky says:

    Thank you, it’s lovely to wear, just a nice length to hide a multitude of sins 🙂


  8. Thimberlina says:

    Looks lovely, and so does the sunshine in your garden 😎


  9. craftycreeky says:

    Thanks, it was 5 minutes of sunshine in between the rain!!


  10. Sarah says:

    I bought this exact pattern too. But only ever made the skirt. Your top looks so pretty I might just have a go!

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