Aloha! I have two New Look patterns that I've been anxious to make. First New Look 6100, which is a pattern for a pair of wide legged shorts with front pockets and a wide waistband. Second, New Look 6033 which is a combination pattern for knits. I really liked the view C top with the fluttery sleeves and wide v-shaped neckband. Unfortunately, neither of my final looks are exact representations of the patterns, since I made several design changes. But that is the great thing about sewing. You can start with a pattern to help you with the basic structure. Then add your own design elements to make it uniquely yours!
There were a few things I changed on View C of New Look 6033. First, I cut two inches off the length before I added the contrasting facing on the bottom. I also reduced the circumference of the facing and gathered the bottom of the top to fit it. I really like this look on drapey knit tops. Second, I left off the elastic at the waist. There was no need for it now that the hip band is fitted. Finally, on the sleeves, I added about 5/8" to the length, and instead of cutting the sleeves in two pieces (so that the sleeve can be split) I cut my sleeves in one piece. I was more concerned about the pattern matching than having the split sleeve design. And here is the whole outfit. I plan to wear it tonight. Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for all your thoughts on the last outfit!
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