New Look 6875
I was visiting my favorite store, The Loft last week and was totally feeling their Scoopneck Tees and with the temperatures warming up this week I decided I had to find a pattern to pair with my white pant before falling prey to purchasing. I used New Look 6875, Misses Knit Top, Skirts and Pants and sheer stretch printed knit. I'd purchased the fabric about a year ago initially intended to make a dress, but once I got home I wasn't sure the fabric would work for a dress and just added it to my accumulating fabric stash.
I really like the simplicity of the top and its similarity to the top I looked at in The Loft and knew I would really enjoy not spending $44.5o for it.
The top went together quickly and done in an evening (my favorite sewing projects). Looked at the instructions once and took off from there. I serged all the seams and always like the one piece neck binding. I'd cut a medium, but once I'd serged the shoulder and side seams and tried it on it was too big and removed about 5/8, since I was really looking for a more fitted top. The finished bust measurement for a medium is 39-1/2, which is 1/2" less than my measurements, but guessing the fabric dictated the excess ease. The sleeves were sewn in the round and could've been at least an 1" longer. For the hems, I serged the edges and fold to the wrong side and final stitched. Note to self, to remove a few inches from the neckline the next time around, there was some cleavage going on when I wore it, but it was all good.
Final result, wore it and really like the fit and paired with my white pant was perfect for a causal Friday.