Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Pattern Review NL6893 Satin Halter
Here's another one from the cut-out-but-not-sewn pile. This went together fast and easy- perfect for a project to finish in a couple of hours.
Pattern Description: This pattern is for halter tops with five different variations. I made view B, which is the one the model is wearing on the envelope. It has a front pleat and knot.
Pattern Sizing: This comes in sizes 6-16. I made the 16.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? This pattern is very easy and the instructions are fine. I think a beginner could easily pull this one off.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like simple, flowy tops to wear in the warm weather. I liked the shape of this halter. The front pleat makes it extra flowy.
Fabric Used: Polyester satin fabric. Not sure where I got this one- it was in the stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the top by 1 1/2 inches. I've learned that I prefer my tops to be just a tad longer than most patterns allow. I sewed this one up after having my baby. I was afraid the 16 might be a little snug in the bust. So I only did a 1/4 inch seam on the sides. This adjustment was just right.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is actually the second version I have made with this pattern. I probably will use this one again for another view.
Conclusion: Simple and fast top to make! I think it came out really cute!