New Look 6704
Description: Blouse/Tunic with belt option and sleeve variations
Sizing: 10 to 22, I made the 10 with 12 for the back.
Instructions: Quite clear and helpful. I used the New Look instructions and then some of my class information from a Pattern Review online class. The teacher was Shannon Gifford, if you have the opportunity to do this - go for it. I learned so much.
Likes/Dislikes: I love the style and all the views. I really liked playing with the grain and having a unique top. I want to make the long white version, what do you think? Only dislike it does take time to make, unlike my quickie knit projects!
Changes: I made redrafted the collar according to the Pattern review class, this is also a Louise Cutting technique. The collar fold becomes the center back of the under collar. Pretty cool - no seam at the end of the collar, where the points are. I wasn't going to do the belt, but my top was too big. I should have cut a size 10 all the way and made the side seams a bit smaller. The belt helps draw in the back of my blouse. I did have to piece my belt from the little scraps I had left and then I interfaced the belt.
Fabric: Shirting from Gorgeous Fabric
Conclusion: Well-drafted pattern with multiple choices to change the look. A winner and I will hopefully find time to make another one.