Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Look 6891

I love this pattern!  It was very easy once I had the right fabric. :)

Aren't the sleeves so feminine and sweet?

And check out the bias I used for the arm ties.  This is quite possibly the best bias I've ever done.  I found a really cool tute here.  It worked beautifully.

Pattern Description:  New Look 6891. I made view D.

Pattern Sizing: 10-22 - I cut a size 10.

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? Yes, very clear instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The ease and the number of variations in the pattern.  It was also loose fitting enough that I didn't need a FBA.  The only thing I didn't really like was the lack of an armhole finish.  The pattern has you trim the SA under the notches.  That's it!  I wound up pinking the rest of the SA and trimmed the SA under the notches to about 1/8".  If it starts to ravel, I'll go back and zig zag over it.

Fabric Used: 100% cotton - Michael Miller

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: We didn't like the gathers in in the front, so I made 2 small pleats on each side.  I also made a thread loop in lieu of using the neck binding.  I cannot find the link to the tutorial to save my life. :(

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I absolutely would sew it again. And I definitely recommend it to others.

Conclusion: This pattern has a number of different styles that are very current.  It is super easy, so a beginner could easily sew it.  And it would take very, very few adjustments.  I made this for my daughter, Brittany.  She is typically a size 4/6 in RTW, so I made the smallest size in this pattern - a 10.  It fit very well.


  1. Love this pretty top. You did a great job on it.

    1. Thank you Judy! This is one of my favorites.

  2. Thanks, this is super helpful. I just got this pattern and plan to make it in a retro looking fabric. I usually sew a 12... Do you think it sews up large or true to size?