4/6/08

New Look 6729

Cotton Sateen is playing a major role this season. Honestly, when I think of cotton sateen, christening gowns come to mind. I remember my daughter swaddled in her christening gown, trimmed with intricate lace, ribbon and matching bonnet, oh! how could I forget about her shoes...lol.

Well, I'm seeing it everywhere blouses, slacks, jackets and dresses. While returning some items at the Loft, I gleemed a few garments and had to fight with myself not to buy anything like this cute Ann Taylor Loft Cotton Sateen Wrap Blouse. Instead I took a lil trip over to one of my favorite fabric shops and purchased a few yards of Cotton Sateen/lycra in Deep Blue and Burgundy.

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For my wrap top I used New Look 6729, which is a great pattern. I made the long sleeve version the first time around. This time I went with Version E, which is the short sleeve version and also went against the grain of the pattern by using cotton sateen/lycra instead of stretch knit. I had to do a lil adjustment under the arm by cutting 1/2" from it. Since the bodice and sleeve are one, there is a tendency to have a bat wing effect going on. Now that I've adjusted it I have free range of movement without feeling like I have bat wings...lol

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I so wanted to serge the seams, but after 2 hours of the lower looper thread continually breaking, I gave up and pinked the seams. I also got the opportunity to use my new toy, which is the 1" Dritz Bias Tape Maker, I also purchased a 1/2" Clover Bias Tape Maker too. Can I say LUV It!
Instead of hemming the sleeve I used the bias trim. The next time I'm at JoAnn's I will get the 2" bias tape maker. I had a lil difficulty working the super narrow strip, but after a few starts, I got it right.

The bias tape makers came about after viewing Palmer/Pletsch's Its In the Details DVD, where Marta demonstrates how to make your own trim and at the same time I'd just received Threads No. 136, which featured the Get Biased article. I knew I had to have it.


I still have 4 yards of the burgundy cotton sateen and will use it for New Look 6779. For now that project is on hold until I can find contrasting fabric to use in conjunction with Burgundy fabric.

Enjoy your Sunday.

11 comments:

Adrienne said...

Cute top girl! I have that pattern and have yet to make it!

Cas... said...

Very cute! You are on a roll! I must get those DVDs! They seem to really help!

Cheryl Wray said...

Ooh...that is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lashell said...

I love the color of that top. Is the fabric a knit?

Faye Lewis said...

Great fit on the top!

Cennetta said...

Love your top. Very well done.

Sheila said...

Thanks for the lovely compliments. I wore the blouse yesterday and luvvvv it. The pic you see is what the blouse looked like after wearing it all day.

Cat said...

You've got a great blog. So glad I happened upon it.

Lesalicious said...

The shirt looks very nice on you I like it so much great job:)

Pajnstl said...

very cute...i love the color blue :)


~ for some reason you were not in my reader... lol i just thought you'd taken a blog break... silly me :)

Elin said...

You write very well.