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New Look 6452

July 21, 2016

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Hi everyone! Sorry for my absence. For the past 3 months we have been home renovating. We re-did our 2 bathrooms and kitchen. It was a major ordeal and we had to temporarily move out of our house (and away from my sewing machines!!!)

In any case, I’m back and this is a New Look 6452 hack. I bought this pattern one night while I was wandering around our local Walmart. There is no pattern store in Boonetowne–so if you want to engage in spontaneous, on-site pattern shopping, it’s Walmart and it’s McCalls or New Look.

This pattern calls for wovens, but I used a lycra blend that I bought (on-sale) last year at Les Fabriques in Charlottesville, VA. I made view C omitting the sleeves and back ties. I usually cut a size 12, but for this pattern I cut a size 8 and then took 1.5 inches off the width of the bodice. I don’t look very good in flowy tops. This might cause you to wonder why I bought a pattern for flowy tops and the truth is that I have no idea.

See look at all these flowy tops:

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Here is my less flowy hack:

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I was drawn to the neckline on view C. While every other option is a V-neck, I liked the keyhole opening. At first I tried a button and loop closure–that’s what you see in the pictures above. But then I decided to use snaps underneath the button. I like that option the best. The photos below use the snap closure.

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The fabric was mostly an aqua print with a black print border. I decided to cut the pieces to maximize the border. This is my first attempt with a border-print fabric. I like the contrast of the black and aqua, but I feel like the straight edge of the black border doesn’t match the curved edge of the skirt. Maybe there’s some secret to cutting fabric with borders???? If there is, please share!!

In closing, here are some pictures with my sewing assistant, Louise. She is especially glad that the renovations are over!IMGP3877

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4 Comments
  1. danvillegirl permalink

    Cute top! I live about two hours from Charlottesville and have not been to Les Fabrique in a year or more. I like their fabrics of which I have purchased a lot over the years. Great job with the border print.

    • Thanks!! I found Les Fabriques by chance one afternoon when I was walking around the downtown mall. Such a great store!!

  2. So interesting and a great use of the border. It looks great on you!

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