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Monday, August 15, 2016

Review: New Look 6459

New Look 6459
  Hey y'all! So I'm back with another pattern review finally,lol! I've just been making repeat pieces or basics that I've just haven't really wanted to bother with formally reviewing I guess, but I must do better,lol!



   So this pattern is a New Look pattern, which is a fairly new release, but don't quote me, HA! And I believe this to also be, my very first New Look pattern since I've been sewing, which is surprising seeing that I've been sewing for a little time now. But I had to have this top, like HAD too! I love how on trend this top is, with its crop nature, but without being full on crop, belly baring territory!


   I think what kinda of swore me off from New Look patterns early on, was the adjustments that I knew that was going to have to be made in order to make them work for myself. Is it just me, or is it that their patterns tend to err on the smaller range?




   And seeing that I've been adding more Craftsy courses to my list, as if I need anymore,lol.. However, I purchased the "Easy Fitting" "The Palmer/ Pletsch way", which of course, focuses on tissue fitting, which I happen to be a big fan of myself. I don't know about y'all, but my time is limited these days and I don't always have time for a muslin, ya know?!

My finger is pointing to my center front and the measuring tape
is showing how much of an FBA adjustment I will need. 


 So I cut out the top with with 16 at the bust and a 18 at the waist, and realized that I was going to need a FBA and more than likely a broad back adjustment- seeing as the front didn't meet at my center front, and neither did the back meet at my center back. I also needed to add 2 inches in length to ensure that I had enough length for the hem, and to ensure that it was not "belly barring" for my comfort level.  And let's not talk about that "choke hold" for a neck,lol! I was so thankful for the tip from the other reviewer who reviewed this pattern over on PR, who happens to make the most amazing clothing, evah! I ended up lowering the front and back about a 1/2 inch. You can kinda see in the tissue fitting how high the neckline would have been, and even still it's high, but not bothersome so, though..

  I would like to know about the darts with doing an FBA. For instance, do you keep the same length of the dart prior to making the FBA, or do you now have a new dart length?  I kinda fuddled my way through this step and measured from my bust apex and 2" inches away from my bust apex, as a point for my dart to end. It seemed to have worked, because my darts were legit and in the right spot, but I just want to know the proper way, ya know, so I can be legit and things,lol!

Now after the broad back adjustment and the 1" FBA, the
pattern is not meeting my center front. I'm totally not sure as to why the measuring tape
is adorned around my neck,lol! 


  Y'all, I was so pumped when I got this pattern to fit me, like seriously,lol! I don't make too many adjustments other than the lengthening or adding a little to the waist, things like that, but I know some patterns will cause for FBA's and I want to be well prepared if I should have to do one. This pattern is not tricky by any means, maybe a little, ugh factor when doing those dreaded facings,lol!

I was prepped and ready to tackle these adjustments,lol! 

    I used a wonderful cotton sateen from Mood's Fabrics, and this fabric sewed and pressed up like a dream. For the interfacing, I used Palmer/Pletsch interfacing, which I've used since the beginning of my sewing journey and I love their products... I really enjoyed making this top, but I really loved the challenge of fitting this pattern to fit my body as I needed even more I believe.




   I would say to any new sewer to enjoy the journey of sewing, and not to try to focus on everything at one time. You will progress in your skills in due time, and know that this is your journey and no one else's...Just enjoy your journey wherever you are in journey! Well, that's all have for now y'all!
I hope you all have a beautiful week ahead! Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!
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24 comments:

  1. I love the elegance and simplicity of your ensemble.

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  2. Very gorgeous! It turned out so well and you look amazing.

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  3. Beautiful and I totally agree that New Look patterns run on the small side. With the adjusts I already have to make I'll continue to steer clear of New Look.

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    1. Okay, I knew that it couldn't just be me that thought that New Look runs kind of small. Yeah, I don't think I foresee making too many from their brand. I love love me some Simplicity patterns, though!

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  4. Candice, this is so pretty and stylish on you! I love it! Killer shoes too!

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  5. Really pretty!!! I have this pattern on deck. I'm hoping to get this done before it gets cold here!!

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    1. Thanks Carol! I hope you get a chance to sew this one up before the weather turns..I look forward to seeing your awesome version.

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  6. It's good to see you back with such an elegant garment! Tissue fitting is great, and I enjoy using it as well.

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  7. This is really pretty on you and I love the style. It's not you, New Look patterns do tend to run small.

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    1. Thanks Myra! I'm glad to see that I wasn't the only one who thought that New Look patterns tend to run small.

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  8. After seeing your lovely top and informative review, I ran out to Joanne's and bought this pattern this evening! It will most likely be my last top to sew for the summer, in time to wear it with white pants before labor day! Yours is so chic, nothing nicer than a simple white top to wear with anything!!

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    1. That is awesome Loretta! I know you will enjoy making this top; it's such a great little top! I'll be looking out for your gorgeous version! Thanks for stopping by, Loretta :).

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  9. Really helpful to see the adjustment pictures. I love the outfit and the fit. Also the shoes are gorg!

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  10. Thanks Wangui! I want to challenge myself more to get more in detailed post reviews, to really be helpful to everyone who takes the time to read my blog..Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  11. Your top looks gorgeous Candice. Did you make your skirt also? If you did what pattern did you use? The top and skirt look great together

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    1. Thanks so much, Sewing With a Plan! No, I did not make the bottoms, they're actually a pair of old culotte pants, which happen to be extremely comfortable since there so stretchy. Thanks again again for stopping by..

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  12. Such a great look! I have this pattern in my stash as well! Nice styling!

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  13. Amazing outfit! The top is just perfect in white.

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    1. Thanks Gail! I think this is one of my favorite tops this season!

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