11/15/09

New Look 6407

I was so happy that I'd finished my first top for the Month of Tops hosted by Faye @ Faye's Sewing Adventure that I couldn't see the clouds for the sun. However, when I woke up this morning the clouds made me realize that what I thought would be satisfactory wasn't so. I used New Look 6407 with a poly/cotton fabric in soft blue and tweaked the pattern sleeves for french cuffs. The pattern called for bracelet sleeves, I wanted long sleeves and extended the sleeves 3" and also lengthened the sleeve band. Some where along the line I lost sight of what I was doing and my cuff opening was in the wrong direction. I initially thought I would be satisfied with them, but ummm nerp...lol At 7:30 am I took on the task of removing the cuffs from the sleeves and positioning it correctly. Ahhh, I feel so much better... it was a tedious task, but in the end I am very happy. Matter of fact I'm going back to the men's boutique shop that I'd purchased the cufflinks from, the sales clerk showed me a lovely cufflink set with a light blue stone and thinking it would look better than the onyx ones I purchased. New Look 6407: Misses Blouse with collar, sleeve and cuff variations. The blouse went together effortlessly. I serged all the seams and did a straight stitch to keep the serged edges flat. At some point I thought I would take flight, the collar on this blouse is definitely boeing 747 potential....lol.
Here is the cuff right side



and the wrong side

All in all the blouse is a great addition to any wardrobe. I would love to do another one and hope to be able to tweak the collar for less flair.

22 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Beautiful - simply beautiful! And I'm loving the cufflinks!

Faye Lewis said...

Bravo on the cuffs!

sonoemi said...

A beautiful blouse and the collar is a very nice detail. It must in every wardrobe ;-)!

Amanda S. said...

Very pretty! Great fit and color on you.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I'm impressed that you made a collared shirt. They are so intimidating to me. Great cuffs!

Sew-Ann said...

Really nice look. The colors look nice on you too. Fab post!!

Tanya said...

Love it. I don't think the flare on the collar is too much but that just might be the 70's in me talking lol. Great color on you and I have a leaf blower for those leaves.

eword10 said...

I totally understand your need to redo the cuffs. I'm sure you like it much better! Beautiful shirt and cufflinks.

Cas... said...

Nice!

Mz.Choize said...

Love this, and I love that collar too!

Adrienne said...

Very nice!!!!

stillpatrice said...

Me likey :)

Sew Shy said...

Nice, and cufflinks are a fabulous idea! Who says guys should have all the fun with those?

Joyce in NC said...

I agree the blouse is great. I like the cuff links.

Opal said...

Nice job! I love the cufflinks....

Gail said...

Hard to say from a photo, but it doesn't look like it needs tweaking. Great work.

HeathersSphere said...

I adore this color and style on you, Sheila! You created such a fine shirt with lovely details!

Angelia said...

WOW! Such beautiful details! great work on this top!

Monique said...

Wow Sheila! If I didn't know better, I'd say you got that OTR! Very nice job. You look very smart in it also.

Aminat said...

What a great detail , I love the color on you.........

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

What a smart looking top. Fabulous!

www.c-ing.blogspot.com said...

Very tailored and crisp.