I quickly moved on to my next sewing project and made the one shoulder flounced top from New Look 6507!
I am so glad that I did! Here's my new top:
If you haven't made this, yet, and like the style, get the pattern and sew it. It might be hard to think about sewing this style now if you're in deep in snow, but when warm weather pops in in your neck of the woods, you'll be glad you did!
With this pattern, you get a lot of style without much effort. IOW, it's a current style that is fast and oh-so-easy to sew! I think you'll love it.
Up until now, my style, or lack thereof, has been stuck in dumpy mode. Ok, maybe not dumpy, but definitely same old same old style. This changed that.
I made a good decision when I chose this pattern to take the trendy leap with, as it is drafted really well. It's not low cut and isn't baggy. It is a pullover, but amazingly, has some side shaping - it doesn't have that dreaded boxiness! Boxy and I just don't get along.
I don't like short tops on me so I added some length. It was easy to do, as there is only one pattern piece for the front and back, and that pattern piece is also for the dress and top. I cut out the dress length and folded it to the top length that I wanted. It was super easy to do!
Following the pattern's requirements, I bought some bias tape to finish the armhole. But I had leftover fabric and at the last minute, decided to go with a self bias instead. It shouldn't have really mattered as the armhole is hidden by the flounce, but it mattered to me. I wanted this to look good.
You should also know that this pattern is drafted well. No problems fitting the pieces together. None! And it's drafted so well that I didn't even have to adjust the elastic length! That's a first for me!
The flounce is also drafted well, as it is a curved piece. The curve gives the flounce a more graceful and fuller flare without bulk at the top. As expected, the flounce drapes beautifully. Finishing the curved edge can be difficult, if you've never done it before. But if you do this easy little step first, it will be a breeze to sew and will look great. Stitch along the edge all around, like this:
That line of stitching will make it super easy to fold, pin, and sew a perfect hem on a curved edge. Look at how nicely the hem turned out:
With that tip, this pattern is very beginner friendly. Without it, a beginner might end up with a hot mess.
I am very happy with my new top. I was not going to sew any multiples in 2018, but I am really tempted . . . we'll see.