March 14, 2018

PATTERN HACK - NEWLOOK 6735...

...this pattern has been in my stash for eons.  I think it was one of the first patterns that I started experimenting with when my interest in sewing was first rekindled.  It's a very simple pattern (I was always interested in the tee shirt in particular - and still am).  It's been quite a while since I've made this tee, and even though it's an older pattern, I think it has good bones.  Since I'm always on the lookout for "THE" great fitting tee I've pulled it out once again.


For some reason I'm loving ruffles and flounces this year, so I added a full circle flounce to the short sleeved version (the pattern has the cutest little cap sleeve.  This was my very first time drafting a circle if you can believe that.  I was a little scared to give it a try and had to tell myself - go ahead and cut girl, it's only fabric.  I'm still have to work on the "it's only fabric" part though.

I like the results and I'm sure this it won't be my last with the circle thingy.  I was inspired by Diane at Dream.Cut.Sew and the beautiful flounced top that she created.  Let's see just how many other ruffled or flounced creations show up for me this summer.

On another note I've only made one tiny date in my #2018 Make Nine challenge - that being Burda 6428 knit top, but still plan to work on it little by little.  I made one pattern change in my pattern grid.  I eliminated Vogue 8745 and substituted the Closet Case Pattern Kalle crop top.

#2018 Make Nine
March is extremely busy for me, but hopefully I'll be able to start on a new project this weekend.  In the meantime, Happy Sewing Week to you!!!




30 comments:

  1. I love New Look 6735 so much, I made a bunch of tees from it and have a jacket cut out at the moment (almost finished). This is a great new take on it.

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    1. Thank you so much Ruthie! This New Look tee is a great fit for me too and I do see my self making more. I'll be looking forward to seeing your new jacket too.

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  2. Love your top Faye! It looks gorgeous. I've always had a soft spot for animal prints too so I may just have to come and steal your make ;) Thank you for mentioning me and I'm honoured to have inspired you x

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    1. Thank you Diane! I couldn't get your flounced top out of my mind so I gave it a try with a knit. Yes, you are a great inspiration!

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  3. It looks so professional. And so cute in the animal print.

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    1. Thank you Vicki! I've been working with stash only fabrics, and this one has been around for quite some time.

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  4. So cute! I have that pattern and may copy your ruffle idea!

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    1. Thank you Linda T. Please copy the ruffle, I copied mine from www.dream.cut.sew.

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  5. What a lovely top! Love your make 9 group of patterns! Can't wait to see them.

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    1. Thank you Diane! I'm excited about the make nine grouping. I think I can pull it off.

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  6. You new top looks great! I love your re-design!!! And I totally get what you said about - just cut . . . it's only fabric. LOL!!! Totally get that! Also, I love your stylin' Make Nine Burda flounced top! Love it!!!

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    1. Thank you Summer! Yes, every piece of fabric in my stash is valuable to me, and when cutting something that I am unsure of I really hesitate. I do need to get over that.

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  7. I need the details in how you made that flouncey thing. I can’t seem to find a pattern in my size that has that....

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    1. Hey Serenity. There are so many videos and blog posts out there for making these these things, but I was still nervous about giving it a try. I forgot to mention that I watched a YouTube video by Londa Rohlfing(here's the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckno6et_u1I) to do mine. You measure the full neckline circumference (minus seam allowances)minus 1 inch divided by 6. It was the folding of the fabric to mark and then cut that deterred me. But it worked and I will be using it again. The longer the width of the flounce, the more drapey the flounce will be. Please watch the video because it is really clear in explaining it. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me!

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    2. Here's another one of Londa's video links where she shows how to get really creative with circle flounces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF0hu1j2LWc

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  8. I love the flounce with the animal print!!! You did a great job creating the circle!

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! This animal print has been in my stash for a long time. I made a long sleeved top from it in the fall and still had enough for this and there is a nice sized remnant left. How much of this yardage did I buy????

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  9. I like this and think it's cool that you've managed to make it work. You will probably love wearing it this summer.

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. I do like it a lot.

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  10. What a very pretty hack...really, basic patterns that fit are so handy to have for just this reason

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  11. Adding the flounce was a great idea. Your top is absolutely beautiful.

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  12. What a nice top! It actually made me thing about your sewalongs with a bit of nostalgia...:)

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    1. Thank you Barbara! Tops Sewalong coming up in April - Hope you will join in!

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    2. Ooooh, yes yes! I'm already excited! :)

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  13. This looks great! The pattern also looks like a good one for not using too much fabric which is always a relief I find when cutting into nice fabric!

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  14. This is a cute little top and I hope we get to see it in action some day! I have that pattern too and it's definitely a TNT! I also love the substitution in your "make nine" with the "Closet Case Kalle"...I've been stalking that pattern too!

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  15. Ooooooo I LOVE this!!! NewLook 6735 is my all-time favorite tee shirt pattern and have made it numerous times to mostly to practice my Alabama Chanin stitching. Absolutely love this gorgeous ruffle on the cap sleeve version and if you don't mind, would like to copy you for summer! :)

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    1. Thank you Liss. I saw a similar top at Dream.Cut.See.com and wanted to give it a try myself. Please fo try one your self. I have only heart of Alabama Chanin but don't know much about it at all. Can you fill me in?

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