Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Look 6130.... Blah!


I sewed last weekend. I completed 2 UFOs. One skirt one top. I started to refashion a wadder that I refuse to give up on the fabric. I love it too much! I need to get these things done before I start sewing for the fall and I have plans!!!! I hit a Butterick sale like that last weekend.

I initially wanted V8815 but none of the stores I frequent ever had it in stock. I was NOT ordering it. I’d have to pay full price + shipping and handling (and what’s handling anyway and why do I have to pay for it????). Nope. Folks…Shawnta and Alethia… had remarked about NL 6130 And NLs are never too expensive so….. I got it. I had to go all the way over to NC to get it too.

I liked the pattern of NL6130 a little more that I liked V8815 because NL6130 is princessed seamned and V8815 is not. I think PS is a better look for me vs. just flat.

So here is my take on it…..

Pattern Description:
Misses' peplum top with neckline and sleeve variations, slim pants, pencil skirt and tie belt…. I made the top, view c

Pattern Sizing: 8-18, I cut an 18

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I suppose

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I don’t really like the pleated and pointy front peplum, but I don’t absolutely hate it. It’s too cutesy if you know what I mean.

Fabric Used: The store keeper said Cotton knit. I HATED working with the fabric. That might have something to do with why I don’t love it. It broke a needle and kept getting jammed in the machine. I blame the fabric because when I finally finished I was able to work on another garment with no problems and I finished a skirt before hand. I have another UFO in the same fabric in red. It might stay a UFO

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None because folks said it ran big and I was using knit.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes

Conclusion: I like and dislike it. I’m not sure why. I will absolutely wear it. Probably wear it to death. It’s that type of reliable black top. I plan to make one for the fall with short sleeves and in pleather. But I will change the front peplum to the one in the back. I might change the sleeves too. Right now they are too poofy. If you like this style. It’s a straight forward pattern. There are just small things I personally didn’t like. I can over come it though and put my ‘stank’ on it though.

These aren't good pictures because the fabric is Black. Project Runway says black doesn't photograph well... Oh well....