New Look 6952: Misses top with 5 different options, including ruffled hem.
This top was super easy and what made it a pleasure to work up, I finally used my tracing wheel & paper to mark the darts (church bells ringing...lol). The top has front, back & horizontal bust darts providing waist shaping. Thinking back I would open a pattern before purchasing to check if there were darts and if so wouldn't buy it, feeling that it was too much work. But I'm slowly realizing darts are like diamonds - a girls best friend. I'm noticing that the fit of the garment curves to my body providing a more tailored fit.
The top for the most part resembles the pic on the envelope but I opted out of the sleeve cuffs and cutting the sleeves shorter by 4", also instead of going with the hidden button placket, I did regular buttons and added a belt.
Ok about the hidden button fiasco.. Here are the snaps in all their cute glory...awwww Well all be told, I initially had in mind to do snaps, tediously did the cover snaps and I guess in my excitement got ahead of myself. After marking the snap placements, I turned to my sewing machine and happily put the button foot in place (do you see where I started going wrong) and proceeded to make buttonholes only to realize after the 3rd darn buttonhole, that I wasn't suppose to do buttonholes.....uggh. Luckily, I was able to find some nondescript buttons and making it work.
In the end, the blouse was perfect.