The black top went out of the door so quickly that I didn’t get a picture of it, but M has worn it twice already and says it is her favorite version of New Look 6027 so far. I did find a picture of the batik version, though:
Both the batik and the green knit I sewed on today came from our jaunt to Fabrix a few years ago. I don’t go into The City very often because the traffic makes you want to pull your hair out, and you can forget about the parking unless a miracle happens. I bought three packages of the batik and have now sewn it all. I used it for this top, a Weekender bag, and bag lining for the purse that she took to Disneyland. Oh, and that sunbonnet from the leftovers.
Today was a quick sew to make a lightweight top for M to wear in the summer. We are amazed that we have been having such wonderful mild weather here in sunny California compared to the horrors being suffered in other parts of the country. This green knitted fabric is fairly thin but still opaque. It wasn’t too hard to sew, but I felt the inset yoke part needed some fortification, so I both lined and interlined it.
The top should look fine on M though it hangs strangely on Madame Merp, the duct-tape double. The neckline and armholes are finished with binding.
Here’s the lined yoke piece:
The picture above shows the double line of topstitching done on the front side that holds the lining down flatter. For both of these versions of the top, I put the yoke inset center on a fold and cut it out as one piece. We have also adjusted the neckline height until it suits M and is still easy to pull over the head.
New Look 6027 is becoming one of my most-used patterns. I think what makes it such a good pattern is the drafting. The side seams have a nice curve to them, and the back center also has a curve that keeps the casual top from being too loose and voluminous, so it is flattering for a wide variety of figure types including plus-sized girls. I know that this is not the last version of this pattern that I will make.