Newlook 6107 Take 2

Newlook 6107Last week I made a top from Newlook 6107, it’s a pattern that was given away free with one of the sewing magazines which is why it was out of stock in all my usual places! I was so pleased with it I promptly cut out a second one!

This one is from a lovely soft batik cotton, I bought it in Harrogate a couple of months ago when I needed some retail therapy after a hospital appointment! I love the colours in it, soft blues, greens, purples and pinks, it feels so nice too.

Bias neckline on Newlook 6107I decided to make the sleeveless version again. I changed one thing though, on the pattern the neck and arm edges are bound by using bias strips as a facing which was turned to the inside and then top-stitched down. I felt it could be neater to use the bias as a binding, making it more of a feature. I stay-stitched the edges  on the seam-line, mainly to get an even line to lie the bias against. I could then stitch the bias 1/4″ in from the seam. I trimmed the seam to the seam line and then hand-stitched the bias to the inside. I must admit I’m not sure it does make it neater, just different, so the jury is still out on that one!

Buttons from BoyesI bought the buttons at Boyes in Ilkley, I really wasn’t sure about them at first as I wasn’t keen on the sparkly bits. The pale blue glass effect works really well as they just blend perfectly in with the background. Once I stitched them on the top, I liked the sparkle, it just lifts the top. I might put a press-stud at the top of the buttons just to give a bit of back-up, as the buttons are smooth, I’m worried they’ll come undone more easily than the fabric covered buttons I used on the blossom top.

My chief photographer has been away sailing on the North Sea all week, hence the delay in posting! She came back this afternoon and was out again within the hour!! I just managed to have a photo session before she went out, the sun was shining too!

Batik Top

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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5 Responses to Newlook 6107 Take 2

  1. catskillquilter says:

    Lovely blouse! The fabric is stunning!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. springystitches says:

    I have been eyeing up this pattern ever since it came with the magazine. Yours looks lovely and has inspired me to make one!


  3. Thimberlina says:

    Love your buttons and their fastenings 😀


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