I spell it - N*E*W*L*O*O*K*6*7*2*9
That's because this knit top from New Look 6729 is so easy to sew.
New Look 6729, a recent release, is a pattern for two different style faux wrap knit tops with tie and sleeve variations. This particular top is my muslin for view C - the short sleeve with the faux criss-cross wrap front.
Can I just tell you how much I love the look of this tee? And how great it is when a muslin becomes a wearable item? Especially when said muslin was sewn using a remnant from Joann's and cost less than $3?
I skipped my normal FBA but lowered the front top piece by one inch. (see photo)
The construction itself is very simple. Entire sewing time was under one hour.
- The front of the top is three pieces - an upper right front, an upper left front, and a lower piece.
- Hem the bottom edge of the wrap criss-cross on both the right and left front pieces
- Hem the top edge of the lower front piece.
- Sew the right and left upper front pieces to the lower front piece.
- Sew the center back seam.
- Sew the front and back together at the shoulder seams.
- Hem the upper edge of the wrap criss-cross and the neck edge.
- Gather the side edges of the wrap criss-cross pieces and baste to the front side edge.
- Sew the side seams.
- Hem the sleeves.
- Hem the top.
- Put on and wait to speak while husband compliments you.
- Tell husband it is waaaaaay too low cut.
- Listen as husband vehemently denies that the top is too low cut and says that the two of you should go out, right now, with you wearing the new top.
- Laugh and tell husband you're going to fix the top so it isn't *quite* so low cut so you can get wear to more places, like perhaps to the office.
- Husband agrees that it would be not be appropriate for work as is.