I received this Newlook pattern as a gift with Sew magazine bought in Heathrow Airport. Yes I am that person who buys sewing magazines to read on long haul flights.
Fabulous I thought. A free pattern that’s looks so useful!
I made up style C in a cream linen from deep stash.
Best French seams and precision sewing I ever did do. Of course I don’t have photos of it – unwearable: the armscye was too low and it was too loose under the bust.
So I did a petite adjustment (2 cms out of the bodice above the bust and some waist shaping) and made another version. This time the square neck line of style D with the sleeves of A.
Now sort of acceptable.
Although the bust point is now too high and its still too loose under the bust, even with my adjustment.
However, let me tell you about the skirt.
It’s Burdastyle and I know what to do to Burdastyle to get it to fit first time.
I know. It’s just a pencil skirt. But still. Those panels are kind of nice.
This is Burdastyle 10/2016 #106
I drafted up one size to a 22 (the petite equivalent of a 44) at the hips and halfway between a 21 and 22 through the waist.
I made it up in a mystery fabric from deep in the stash that behaves like a wool, so probably is a wool or a wool blend. I don’t recall buying it, so it might have been my mothers. That means it’s at least 20 years old.
I love it! Much more than the Newlook top!
There’s something to be said for sewing from a pattern company that uses a pattern block that you know works for your measurements.