7/5/13

New Look 6915

Hoping Everyone had a Fabulous July 4th & TGIF !!!

I took the quiet route for the 4th and relaxed at home, especially with New York sizzling yesterday, clearly giving us a taste of what summer has in store.

Today was another hot sizzling day with a big mix of humidity.  I stayed in my sewing room fiddling and twirling over what to sew.  While talking to a dear sewing diva, the topic of blouses came up and I remembered New Look 6915, which was oddly already in a pile on my table.  That was a clear sign that it was meant to be sewn and sew I did.  

New Look 6915: tunic top with neckline variations and different lengths.

I first sewed NL6915 during Faye's 1st Spring Month of Tops back in 2010 and clearly kept making them thereafter...lol



Just last week I wore one of them... they make great wardrobe staples..




With the pattern already cut it took no more than hour to wip up.  I made one change and added an 1/2" to the front and back for a more loose fit.  How can one go wrong with this pattern ... only two pieces, well two pieces for me, I believe there are facings for this top.  I serged the neckline, sleeve edges and hemline, used my partner in crime... steam-a-seam and folded to the inside twice and final stitched.  Promptly wore it today to make a quick run to the convenience store pairing it with pants that I refashioned to shorts, yellow camisole underneath and gold metallic peeptoe flats.  It was perfect.  Luckily as I was returning from the store my guy was able to take pics while I frolicked around in the backyard...lol

For this top I used a printed chiffon...



This dolman short sleeve & loose fitting top provides the perfect ethereal style for the summer.



Of course, I couldn't make just one.... lol ... another printed chiffon for my refashioned white pants to shorts.


Until then....


Have A Great Weekend All






32 comments:

Cennetta said...

Ms. Sheila. I love all of them. Great use of the pattern. This top is a classy chic wardrobe builder.

SEWN said...

Cute tops!!!

Adelaide B said...

I especially like the yellow and pink top. I love that color combo.

Adrienne said...

Very cute!

Brenda said...

Sheila, these tops are lovely! Lady, you really make these tops in great looking fabrics. If memory serves me correctly, I was supposed to try my hand at these. Lol I love these tops paired with the shorts! Great job.

Dk's Wife said...

They are beautiful tops. You look great in them.

Judith said...

Great tops - super for summer days ahead...J

Linda said...

This is a great go to pattern for tops. I really like all of your versions.

alethia said...

Awesome, you took the pattern to the Max and created beautiful, timeless, elegant and casual tops. I like the last one with the white pant.

Faye Lewis said...

Sheila you have the prettiest fabrics/prints. Love your new tops and I do remember when you used that pattern for the sew-a-long. Thanks again for always joining in!

L said...

Cennetta said it best! Well done.

Irene said...

Great tops! Perfect summer wear.

Sheila said...

Thanks Cennetta, I really like the fact that it works so well with a variety of garments.

Sheila said...

Thanks Elizabeth.

Sheila said...

Thanks Adelaide... The two colors remin..lold me of lemon/cherry swirl italian ices.

Sheila said...

Thank you Adrienne.

Sheila said...

Thanks Brenda, I hope you get a chance to make it ... great pattern and provides instant gratification.

Sheila said...

Thanks DK's Wife, I enjoy a simple top and especially when its a wash & wear.

Sheila said...

Thanks Judith.

Sheila said...

Thank you Linda, I have worn some of the tops through the winter months with suits and they fit comfortably under the jacket.

Sheila said...

Thanks Alethia, nothing like a go to pattern that can be dressed up or down.

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye, your sew alongs allowed me to create pieces that continue to wear well ove the last few years.

Sheila said...

Thank you L.

Sheila said...

Hi Irene and Thank you.

Myra said...

These are really very nice tops and look so comfortable and chic!!! Great job!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Beautiful tops, and I love your refashioned shorts too.

c-ing said...

That looks so comfortable.Your romping with the dogs demonstrates how easy and comfortable the top is.Easy to move around in.

Sheila said...

Hi Myra and Thanks. It's really comfortable and wore the 2nd one the next day. Perfect for New York's heatwave.

Sheila said...

Hi Sister and Thank you.

Sheila said...

Hi C-ing and Thank you. The top is loose fitting and perfect for a lil frolicking. .lol

velosewer said...

You really are spot on with your tops. You always pick great colours and prints.

GodsgirlT said...

Don't you just LOVE those clear signs! Love how you styled your top with the refashioned shorts. I keep wanting to get to a shorts pattern but may have to reconsider a refashion. Very nice!