I’ve been looking for fitted shirts lately. All the fashion stores have very loose tops which look terrific on some women – but they really aren’t flattering on me.
I so found New Look 6952 and thought I’d give it a go. I tried to find it at my local Spotlight store but they didn’t have it. No surprises there – I seem to have terrible luck finding the patters I want in Spotlight. And am I the only one who has a yearning to go and re-sort all of Spotlight’s patterns in the drawers? It drives me nuts when they are all mixed up! Anyway, I found a pattern on Etsy which had been pre-cut in my size. I hate cutting out pattern bits so this was a win.
I chose view D. Can’t beat a sleeveless top for summer.
I made a mockup and found lots of armhole gaping. Standard outcome for those of us who have a generous amount of bust. I altered the bust line using this technique and got a much better fit.
After the basic adjustment, the pattern was easy to follow. My fabric was single sided so I had to add a facing at the front top of the shirt. If you want to avoid making a facing, be sure to choose double sided fabric. I also made my own bias binding instead of using pre-made. I much prefer bias which matches.
Here’s the end result. I’m rather happy with it