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Review: New Look 6470

  Whew! October came and went it seemed like, didn't it? I started this top sometime at the beginning of October, and just recently had the opportunity to put the buttons on. Life has been insanely busy, especially with homeschooling my little people and then my husband had been on deployment, so any free time that I normally would get- I had been trying to just rest!  I  use to feel so guilty for needing a little break, but I got over that real quick, LOL! 

Do you ever make a garment using the same color scheme as
the garment photo? 
Okay, but let's get into this New Look Pattern, which was released in their 2016 fall collection, I believe. Can we just say that it was love at first sight for me when Simplicity released this pattern. Like, I didn't have to think about whether or not this would work in my wardrobe. I knew this was going to be made. This sort of top is the kind of thing that I love, love to wear the most and feel most like myself in, ya know?!

I know from previous experience that New Look patterns, for me, tend to need alterations and this pattern was no exception. However, I decided to heed the advice from one of my fitting classes on, which the instructor recommended when you are fitting patterns to start the alterations at the back. I must say this was such an eye opener for me. For instance, I no longer needed the FBA that I assumed that was needed. Seeing as prior to making the wide back alteration, the pattern was not meeting at my center front; however, after the broad back alteration, the pattern was now able to meet my center front properly. I'm not sure that this would work on every pattern, but I sure am going forward with fitting the back area first.

A close-up of the split hem, collar and inside. There wasn't a yoke facing included with
this pattern. However, it didn't bother me, seeing as how the bodice is attached to the lower skirt portion. This
area is serged also, so I didn't mind not having a facing in the yoke.

  Also, along with the wide back alteration, I added a 1/2 an inch to the side seams, which in retrospect, really wasn't necessary. I just wanted to ensure that I got the relaxed fit that I envisioned. So here are the basic constructions notes:
  • The fabric for the bodice was a cotton, poly blend that was just delightful to sew with :)... Please hear the sarcasm here,lol. The skirt, bottom portion was some type of rayon blend.
  • I made a straight size 18 in this pattern.
  • I added 1 inch to back for broad back and 1/2 inch to the side seams.The pattern called for 9 1/2 buttons. 3 buttons for the top half and 6 contrasting buttons for the bottom half.
  • I tried getting a good picture of the back, but the wind had other plans, I guess

Overall, this is extremely, well put together pattern. I didn't run into any issues with the view that I made,view D, so I am pleased as punch with this pattern. I'm even thinking of making another one of the views, since I know what alterations need to be made, and plus this pattern does come together rather nicely. Well, that's all I have for now you guys. I hope to get another project started this week, fingers crossed.
 ~ As Always Be Blessed and Nothin' Less and Continue to Stay Fearlessly Fierce! Candice


  1. You look very stylish. Can I ask what online fitting class you are doing?

    1. Thanks Mary! I am so sorry, I should have posted the name of the class. It was the Palmer Pletsch class with Melissa Watson "Fitting Shirts Made Easy".

    2. Thanks for letting me know. Might check that one out.

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    1. Thank you so very much Clari. I truly do appreciate your kind words!

  3. Sew pretty Candice. I can see how you fell so in love with that design. What Craftsy fitting class are you referring to???? All classes are on sale right now.

    1. Thanks Faye! I know right, I should have included the name of the class. It was "Fitting Shirts Made Easy-The Palmer Pletch way"!

  4. Sew pretty Candice. I can see how you fell so in love with that design. What Craftsy fitting class are you referring to???? All classes are on sale right now.

  5. I love that top too! You did a wonderful job with it and the fit is great!

    1. I second every single word Vanessa said! You're rockin' it Candice!

    2. Thanks L! This is my style; I feel the most like myself in things like this one!

  6. Work it out Ms. Candice! I love this. The black and white are classic and of course you pulled the whole "Chic" thing off! Love it!

    1. Thanks to one of my style inspirations, who just is all too fly!

  7. Candice, this is so cute on you! I love how it turned out!

    1. Thanks Sue! I know this will be a workhorse in my wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks so much lady! I'm going over now to check out your post from yesterday.

  9. You definitely rocked this one out Ms. Candice! I love this look on you! As usual, you managed to keep 100!!!

  10. This looks so great on you! You look so stylish as always.


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