Saturday, April 20, 2013

Things I've Sewn Not-So Recently: New Look 6808

I made and photographed this top sometime during the winter -- and then never managed to post about it. Woops!

This is New Look 6808, view C.

I loved this pattern. It was really simple to work with and I think it came out really cute! This blouse is definitely the type of blouse I'd buy for myself.

I eliminated the darts in the back of the blouse so that I could pull it over my head and wouldn't have to put in a zipper in the side. The idea of a zipper in the side of my blouse does not sound like a good time.

But otherwise, the pattern is awesome!

I actually didn't wear this blouse all winter besides this photo shoot, because the wideness of the collar doesn't work with any of my cardigans, which is a bummer, because I initially thought it would be cute with a cardigan. Alas.

But I do think it will be lovely with jeans or tucked into a skirt when it's warmer outside!

I really enjoy the little bow detail on the collar. The collar was very easy to sew, which, as those of you who've tried making collars before may sympathize with, is so not always the case.

The one thing I'm bummed about with this blouse is that the fabric I bought is SUPER wrinkle-prone. I was trying to buy a softer off-white cotton, but this is fairly stiff, and, as mentioned before, wrinkle-tastic. At least it's not see-through, though. Little victories, right?

If you're interested, feel free to check out my Pattern Review post on this top.

I've also made another of this top, using the same fabric I lined my Butterick skirt with, and I adore it. I'll try to take pictures next time it's nice out!


  1. So cute! Eventually, you will stumble across the unicorn that is a boatneck cardigan and everything will align perfectly.

    1. Thanks! I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a boatneck cardigan, but I think I might need to learn to knit for that one... ;)