Saturday, April 24, 2010

FO: New Look 6470 Cowl Tank

New Look 6470 is one of the first patterns I purchased probably back in 2006... before I even took sewing lessons.  I took a stab at the skirt trying to teach myself how to sew... I didn't know there was a difference between woven and knit and that sewing pattern sizes are different than ready to wear sizes.  No wonder I was frustrated and decided to take sewing lessons a year later.

Well I didn't make or finish the skirt , but I did make view B, which is the cowl neck tank. It's only 2 pieces!! That's crazy!! :) This is a super easy tank, and I made it with the remnants from my recent Simplicity 3503 dress... yay for more stash busting. (I'm trying really hard not to acquire any new fabric and just use my huge stash... it's really hard with all the pretty fabric and spring inspiration.) I like how the two pieces fit on my left over fabric... I thought I wasn't going to be able to use it.

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Picture taken at a church tennis tournament and it was super sunny. I was obviously not playing... I was the event photographer. :)

I would totally recommend this pattern. There are over 30 reviews of it on Pattern Review, and it's still available... it's not out of print based on the Simplicity website and some of the reviews are dated from 2005. I do want to make some of the other views, too.

Some notes on this pattern:
  1. I usually go one size down on Big 4 patterns, but based on the finished measurements I decided to go with my intended measured size. It is fit perfectly! Hehehe.. I guess they knew thing to two about a little less ease back then. :)
  2. The pattern does not have instructions to finish the raw edges. I don't mind this too much and it can be easily accommodated.  I did not spend the extra time to make the edges pretty because I wanted to finish before I went to bed. Overall, I think this pattern from tracing to sewing only took me a couple of hours to make.
  3. I love how versatile this top is! I can be dressy or casual.
  4. I added fusible hem tape to stabilize the fabric before I stitched.  I also added fusible hem tape to the neckline in order to keep the edge from flipping out.
  5. This is my SMOT #2!
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13 comments:

Eliana said...

Oh, love the fabric! It suits you so well :)))

Amanda S. said...

Very cute! I'm glad you were able to use your fabric up. I still think that print is super fun!

Sheila said...

What an awesome pic of you & your DH... and the tank looks great on you.

julia said...

Really pretty! I love that print.

sonoemi said...

Oh, the pattern I need to have ;-). The top I like very much!

KID, MD said...

Great fabric and perfect for that design. It looks great on you!

Linda said...

Really cute top. Fit is perfect. Love the knit fabric.

Audrey said...

Really cute and flattering top. I have this pattern and really like it, but have never made it. With summer coming I may just have to dig it out of my stash.

Kathi said...

What a cute top! It looks great - I like the style and the print.

Angela said...

Thanks, everyone! It's so perfect for summer! The fabric is so breezy, too... it's just a tad clingy. :)

Lynneb said...

Oh, my gosh! I made that same tank a few weeks ago! It's a great pattern, isn't it? Easy, basic, make it in an hour top! I like it in the print...mine is solid.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

It is a really cute top and looks great on you!

Sheryll said...

LOve the print, and it fits you perfectly!