This is the second time I have made this New Look 6940 garment. I had some leftover fabric from a previous top I made, so decided to make another everyday top (two for the price of one, I do love a bargain).
Without zips, pleats, or tucks it was simple and quick to make. I am finding my gathering skills are coming along nicely. This top has horizontal and vertical gathers through the centre, this being my second attempt at the horizontal gathers, I think they worked much better. I do have to mention though that gathering sleeves is a bugbear of mine and subsequently I don’t feed I do the best job, I would much prefer to fit and wear a flat sleeve rather than all the puffiness on a garment of this nature.
The top has a centre back seam, a centre front seam and a v neckline which was steering towards round rather than v shaped once the bias tape was added, I inserted a couple of stitches at the centre and the v returned 🙂
I think my next creation will again be one I have made before but the fabric will be more vibrant, there has been quite a lot of black recently, stay tuned.