|I made View C from New Look 6032 and View B from New Look 6078.|
I'll talk about the top first. Basically I cut a size 10 but kept the size 12 for the shoulder seams. It is made out of a modal knit purchased here. It has a lovely drape and is very soft. There are three pieces, one front and two back. I was able to match the stripes on the center back seam and side seams. I used my coverstitch machine to hem the neckline, sleeves, and bottom. I did this by turning each under 5/8" then trimming the excess. From my experience with this top, I decided to finish the front and back neckline before I stitched my shoulder seams together. I am happy with the results. The neckline looks flawless. Here are a couple of close-ups of the top. I see more of these in my future!
Now lets talk about the skirt. I made it out of a mid-weight rayon/linen blend in black. I inserted an invisible zipper instead of a centered back zipper. I cut a size 12 based on measuring the tissue at the waist. I realized this would only be minimally helpful since the yoke is cut on the bias, and would inevitably stretch to some degree. I ended up taking in the side seams an extra 1/2" and the waist is still slightly big. I used Pro-Weft from Fashion Sewing Supply to interface the front and back yoke.
What I don't like about the skirt, is how it hangs, and I think the line drawings on the front of the pattern are deceiving. However, the photo does kind of show the problem. The skirt does not hang nicely. I believe the problem is with the V-front yoke. I have very narrow hips. For me, the angle of the front yoke is too wide. I would need to redraft that angle, to get the yoke to hang flat against my belly and to skim my hips. The way it stands now, the point of the front yoke hangs away from my body, as does the side seams. The whole lower portion of the yoke is too wide! I think this flaw is much more apparent when you wear the skirt with a shirt tucked in. Here is how it looks with the shirt on the outside:
|Invisible center back zipper.|