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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Look 6853

I am still moving and managing to sneak in a little sewing everyday. My latest project is New Look 6853. It's the first time I've ever used a NL pattern. The pattern was very easy and had the best instructions for bagging a lining that I have ever seen. The fabric is a rayon polyester blend and was a total PIA to work with. There are strings all over the house.



I added some extra touches like fleece sleeve heads and interfacing and instead of lining to the edge of the front I added a fabric facing because the jacket top wants to flop open and show the wrong side. In all I'm really happy with the jacket. I can envision it with a sheath dress underneath.

I finally took pictures with my latest version of McCall's 5522 and another pair of Painter's Tape Pants. The pants have a side zipper and double welt pockets. Don't you just love a white blouse??



15 comments:

  1. You did a great job on the jacket. I have that pattern and hope to sew it up soon. Love the white blouse & pants ensemble.

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  2. I like all of it, but that bottom top and bottom combo looks soooooo sheik.

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  3. Ooh, I'm working on that jacket right now! Yours is beautiful! I hope mine turns out as well.

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  4. Hey Mrs. R

    I love the new addition to your wardrobe. Go ahead with your bad self.

    By the way, I saw that comment you left me last night about my costume. Girl, they were calling me Swiss Miss all night, or Coco.

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  5. Both jacket and blouse are gorgeous. Yes, I just love a white blouse - done right like this one you can't beat it for style. I also love that jacket - great fabric and I really love that curved neckline. Fabulous!

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  6. Gorgeous wardrobe additions. My favorite is the white blouse. Very, very nice.

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  7. Your jacket is very chic. Nice job. I DO love a white blouse. I girl can never have too many white shirts.

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  8. Love all of it. I have the pattern you used for the white blouse and when i saw yours I knew I had to make it, it's on the list.

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  9. Lovely garment. I love how you are manipulating your photos. Maybe you could share how to do this?

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  10. Love the suit and the top! MY PACKAGE CAME TODAY! Thanks for the extras too. I think that fabric will soon become a cardigan and a matching tank (THE TWINS)! Thank you so much again.

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  11. The Month of Tops Blog is ready to go!
    themonthoftops.blogspot.com/

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  12. I like the McCall's white blouse on you. Very figure flattering.

    Re: Jeans
    They were fun to make. I'd never made a pair before so decided to take the BBJ class on Pattern Review. You should make a pair! ;-)

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  13. Thanks for the review. The jacket looks great on you. Hope to cut the jacket today.

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