The Ice Top
It is very rare that I ever get around to sewing for the current season in time. I make plenty of plans and decide what I’m missing, like this winter I realized I needed more long sleeve tshirts, but I never end up being able to sewing everything soon enough. So here it is, May, 80+ degrees F outside and I’m sewing long sleeve tops (and finishing that wedding dress too…). If this discussion sounds familiar you might recognize the same trend from last summer when I was sewing a winter coat, or earlier this year when I was sewing shorts as it snowed outside.
This does not bother me. I do still want/need the items I make, thank goodness my taste doesn’t change as fast as “trends” go in and out of style and that here in the center of the country we’re slow with the uptake.
Pattern: NL “Workroom” 6071 (from the Project Runway line, it feels weird to me that both New Look and Simplicity have Project Runway lines now and neither are actually based on designs from Project Runway)
Pattern Description: Workroom from Project Runway, misses’ knit dress or top. New Look sewing pattern. (They are so good with their descriptions aren’t they…)
Pattern Sizing: 8-18, I made a 10 but I took the sides in so I probably could have made the 8.
Fabric Used: Super cheap poly knit of some sort that is extra stretchy. It’s hard to tell how comfortable the fabric is right now because I can’t stand to wear the darn thing for more than 20 minutes right now, too hot.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, pretty much exactly
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, I had to stop and reread the instructions for the front twist thing but it’s pretty straight forward.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The neckline is pretty low, but the twisty gathery part works like magic and doesn’t gape open even when I bend over so I don’t think that will be too much of a problem. Other than having to take the sides in I don’t see any fit problems at the moment, but something could show up as I actually wear it… in about 6 months.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Only to take the sides and sleeves in, and cut off a couple inches from the bottom
Would you sew it again? Probably not, or at least not for a while.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, very flattering I think.