All we need now are neck/sleeve bands and hems.
So I needed then, to make a project for me! ;-)
I've been wanting to make NL 6110 for a long time. I had the cotton from SR Harris slated for this and the pattern was already cut out so I got started.
I was scared I wouldn't have enough fabric so I decided to do view C with the shorter sleeves of view D. And then got the bright idea to use contrast for the bands.
And then it started.
This pattern is not hard. But if you look up the word 'fiddly' in the sewing dictionary...this pattern would be listed.
The front, back, top and bottoms of the sleeves are all gathered. You have the sleeve bands. The -oddly shaped and in need of uber careful stitching- band. Just so many things and so many places where something can go wrong (if you're me).
Note to self, if you use the shorter sleeves they will hit you at a higher place. And so the bands will need to be bigger. See. Things like that.
That's a nice lookin sleeve and band!
It's cute! But the imperfections show.
Wavy band, poor stitching in the ditch and topstitching. And, what the heck happened with the band?!?! I dunno. I'm going to add a little fake placket square doo-dad to cover it up...
I LIKE the top on me...and I like this fabric. I guess this will be a muslin. Or hopefully I'll pull it out later and not notice all of my hiccups. I hope!
Size 14 with size 12 sleeves (reviews said they ran big). I think if you're slim, small cup size, your traditional size may feel too big. But above a C cup or with a little extra fluff...and you need those gathers and extra room to help get over the lady lumps! :)
My husband thinks the print + shape is dowdy. I think it's perfect to toss on on the weekend with skinny jeans or my new shorts!
**oh also, I thought I was going to eventually make this up in chiffon?? Heck. No. Too flippin' fiddly. Maybe a rayon challis?? Maybe.