The last New Look 6871 I sewed was in July of last year. Every time I make one of these I am impressed with the drafting. Of course, I did redraft the back myself, using the back seamline of New Look 6027, but it just really goes together fast and fits great. It looks great on everyone from a skinny petite to a plus size. This one is from the mustard, gray and cream print that looks like a computer printout or a mosaic. M has a gray sweater cardigan that will look good with this, and if I am remembering right, she has a nice yellow necklace, too. Not one hand stitch was done on this, hallelujah.
I am always pleased with how nicely the armholes fit in this pattern.
I had cut this out a few days ago, but I didn’t start sewing it until this morning. I sewed off and on and finished it up by 2:00 in the afternoon. So a quick sew, even with all the topstitching I did, bias binding, understitching, lined yoke, etc. This should be a very useful top in M’s wardrobe since with layering and accessories it can go to the office, but it can be very casual, too. Of course, this top looks fabulous in striking prints (like the yellow and black I made last time), but this more quiet print still looks great in person though not so much in a photo.
Some people only use a pattern one time and are then on to the next one. When I have been successful getting a pattern to fit well, I like to use it many times. The fabric you use will change the appearance of the garment so much that no one will notice, and you can also use trims and embroidery.