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.

Comments

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.
Anonymous 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.
Anonymous 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!!!!
Anonymous 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.