Do you ever buy fabric for a purpose, then change your mind, then go back to your original idea, and then change your mind, and then put it away and let it sit for a while? I won’t lie, I do. Last year, I intended to use this fabric to make pants for a dance competition, but later nixed the idea and set the fabric aside in my stash for a later time. Since I’m currently in stash busting mode, I pulled it out and put it to work. So now I have two purple and silver shimmery tops from New Look 6108.
I picked up this pattern last year as well, but never got around to trying it out. I made a size 4 in View A and View B. The instructions were easy to follow but my copy had some printed mistakes.
View A: #7 says to stitch 1/4″ away from the edge and 1/4″ below the just stitched line. That didn’t make sense to me, since that would put it on the edge of the fabric, so instead I stitched 1/4″ above the first stitched line. Maybe if you’re using a zigzag stitch, that might make sense, however I straight stitched the entire shirt.
View B,C: #5 says for View C, but gives directions for twisting the shoulders of View B. It also says twist two times, but that only works if you consider 1 twist = 180 degrees. I tried it with two full 360 degree twists and it would not have looked like the pattern drawing or envelope picture.
I also found both patterns to be rather short on length, so instead of using the drafted depth of hems marked on the patterns, I used narrow hems instead.
Either way, I like them both and will most likely make them again. Happy Sewing! 🙂