Friday, January 27, 2012

New Look 6808 FINISHED!

Bet you thought I wasn't going to finish this, huh?  I finished it several days ago, but I got sidetracked by a friend coming to visit and then my husband coming to visit.  I hadn't seen him for THREE weeks!  We were so excited to see each other, we jumped into each other's arms before he got out of his little mini van.  Well, I suppose you would have to say, I jumped into his because he was still pinned in by the seat belt.  Too bad.  Shouldn't leave a wife alone so long. 
This "muslin" was made from New Look 6808 using my Sure-Fit Designs blueprint and then fitting the paper pattern using Palmer/Pletsch method.  It turned out really good, I think, fit-wise.  There is one funky little fold at one bust point, but I'm thinking it may be from the way I pressed it.  The miracle is that I am wearing it -- it is COMFORTABLE -- no pulling forward or back -- not too tight or too loose, and I like it.  Now, I want to make it out of some nice fabric.  Here are some pics I took this morning.

How CUTE is that bow?!  I don't usually go for bows or lace or foo-foo, but I really like this.  Reminds me of the bow ties my Daddy used to wear.  Wish I had a picture.  He was so handsome with thick, wavy black (maybe very dark brown) hair for which the gene passed to my sister and my brother and skipped me and my other sister.

On to the next project.  Not sure what it will be.  I will keep you posted though.

Hugs, Joy


  1. I think that top looks really lovely. It is a great fit, the fabric looks fresh and pretty and the collar and bow gives it a bit of interest.

  2. I just stumbled across your blog as I am about to make the New Look 6808 View A and I just LOVE your version. Love the fabric, love the fit, it looks fantastic on you. Also, I've been looking around your blog and thanks so much for your great tutorials. Really helpful.


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