Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Most used pattern to date: NewLook 6216

Hello there! School has started again, and - by some strange coincidence - my house has become less messy and chaotic almost overnight. I am sure there is no correlation between those two facts. Okay, maybe there is a link!


Anyhoo... this is my new top: a blush viscose jersey made into the short sleeved top from Newlook 6216, my most made pattern envelope ever! I have made the trousers twice here and here and the long-sleeved top twice here and here. This make completes the envelope. Considering I bought it during a half price sale, the cost per item is in pence rather than pounds. Kerching!!



I did add the pocket which was considerable effort, only to find that the placement was under my arm going by the pattern markings! I am not alone in this: Hannah from Hannah Knits Stuff made this top recently and did exactly the same thing! The placement on the pattern must be off.



Even without the pocket I love the simple shape and cute detail of the bands on the sleeves. Plus the neckline does not gape. Wahoo! Really pleased, as I need a few more tee shirts for layering now it is getting cold. So, this pattern may appear again. However, I am ridiculously busy at the moment, and eager to make a new dress for my birthday. And some fancy trousers too. So there will be no tee shirts coming anytime soon!


I am fearful that the dress for my birthday will fall by the wayside under time constraints. Do you have lots of makes on your wish-list? How do you cope when they don't get made up?



See you all soon.

30 comments:

  1. You've found a pattern that really works well for you! It's fantastic to have a really great Tshirt pattern that you love :)

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  2. Ooh, what are you thinking for your birthday dress Louise?

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  3. That's great that you've found a pattern that works and can repeat often. That colour works well on you too!

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    1. Thanks I can see many more of these in the future!

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  4. A great t-shirt! And sounds like a very versatile pattern! I seem to be busier than ever now the little people are back at school, i really want to sew but just have no time!

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    1. Hope you find some time soon, your sweatshirt was brilliant.

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  5. I love it, obviously! I thought I'd made a mistake transferring the markings for the pocket but now you've had the same problem I feel a bit better. Thanks for the links to your long sleeved versions, I'll try that view out soon :)

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  6. Sounds like you've hit pattern gold with this one! I love bands for finishing knit hems; I think it's my favourite technique ever. I hope you can find the time to sew your birthday dress too :)

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  7. This is a great patterns. What brilliant value!!! I never have time to make all the things on my wish list. My last IG post was an attempt to record my plans, but also to prioritise into "need" and "want", in the hope that I will at least end up making some useful things. I would say, just start on the dress and do a little as often as you can. Procrastination is my biggest issue (other than lack of time), particularly on more "important" makes. Just do it!

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  8. I've got this pattern too and like you, I love it! I've only sewn up some tops (none of mine have any gaping necklines either) but the trousers pattern looks interesting too for some PJs or about the house comfy trews.

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    1. The trousers are definitely comfy! the pockets are cute.

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  9. Ooh I like that band on the sleeve! And that colour is lovely. My list of things to make is ridiculously long, but I'm trying to concentrate on stuff I already have fabric for and not get distracted by blogs... Mustmakeallthenewthings....

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    1. Me too I am trying to shop from my stash rather than buying more things!

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  10. It's great that you've got such good value for money out of one pattern. Good luck with getting your dress done! I always have a stupidly long wish list - there's no way I'll ever get through it. The most important/fun stuff always pushes itself to the front of the queue!

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  11. I love that color on you! My to-sew list is forever growing and I have always seem to find new inspiration or projects. I really should buckle down and sew...

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    1. I only have to see a dress on a blog and I start pining for it!

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  12. Ooh great colour, and I like the arm bands too! That's so great to get so much use out of one pattern! I've been thinking about that recently, how much I spend on patterns then only use once. I hope you get time to get your birthday dress made!

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    1. I have an inner scrooge that always wants to get value for money!

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  13. Cute little tee, it looks great with your polka dot skirt! My birthday is also round the corner but I don't think I'll get anything made in time as I sew at a snail's pace. One day I'll get to the end of my sewing list!

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    1. Hope you find time to squeeze in some sewing too.

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  14. That is a good pattern. Surprisingly my house has done the same thing over the last two weeks. Funny that!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Jo, I love your blog. You sew so well.

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  15. Hi, lovely to meet you via the comment you left on my blog - and no, no correlation at all, I am sure (and I only got a credit in stats!). Nice tee, colour suits you :)

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  16. Thank you, have started following your blog. Your holiday sounds amazing, hope there will be more pictures to come.

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