June 19, 2014 by thepolishedbutton
I had a bit of a spending spree on http://sewingpatterns.com/ recently – although it is a US website, they offer downloads of most things, so as long as you don’t mind printing them yourself, there are some bargains to be had. There was a half price sale on New Look patterns, so I stocked up. Expect to see a few knocking around here in the next few weeks!
So firstly, here is New Look 6856 – I wanted a simple, 50’s style top to wear tucked in or out, and this seemed to fit the bill.
I made the boat neck top in a vintage wool jersey, and it was a total doddle to make. I had it cut and sewn in one evening, and apart from a little tweaking (I wanted it a little more fitted so whisked in the seams at the waist) it is spot on as a wardrobe basic!
Do you like my new brooch by the way? It was a birthday pressie and is a super cute felt cherry!