|New Look 6459|
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!