Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Look 6051

This top was intended for my friend, but she said it wasn't really her style, so I'm keeping it.
 New Look 6051 (Sorry, no link. Simplicity's website is down! :(

I used 2 yards of poly silky print that's been aging in my stash for years. Seriously, like at least 4 years. It was a Joann's purchase, and I shortened the pattern by 2" to make my 2 yards work.

I opted for the boat neck, instead of the V-neck, and paired it with some wonderful Michael Kors pants I got on clearance last year. I little more "trendy" than usual for work, but a few compliments were collected, so I'm counting it as a keeper. I figure that if someone liked it enough to ask me to make one for them, it's not a wadder. Yes?
It's basically a poncho with side seams and an elastic waist. The "seam allowance" in the sides flutters and flows, but I still have a waist (thanks to the elastic).  I used single fold bias tape to finish the neckline and create the casing for the elastic. I think the pattern called for a drawstring, but I went with elastic instead. Such a rebel... ;)
I think its a good pattern for chiffon or lace, something sheer to take away the "blockiness" from the rectangular shape of the blouse. I'd love to make it again as a little dress and go out on the town with DH. (Are you reading this, DH? I'm pretty sure it would also be lucky at the casino. In case you weren't sure where to take me... hee, hee!)

Wasn't my friend/colleague so nice to take my pic? This is my school, and we have the same prep hour. It's easier to do this than stage a "photo session" at home (and it's 30 degrees outside). My students know that I sew, so now even a few of the boys will ask, "Ms. B... Did you make that? It looks nice." Such nice kids... most days!


Bunny said...

Very cute!

Beangirl said...

I love that style on you, it looks great (love those pants too!)

L said...

I bought this pattern on a whim and am glad I did. I think you look great. I'll have to move this up in the ever-growing queue.

gwensews said...

Look at you in teacher mode! I like that top. It would be pretty in a sheer also.

Gail said...

Love the top - and has just the right mix of style and practicality for school.