Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Look 6735: quick fall vest in leafy green

I've had this fabric from Joann's since last year.  In the winter I made a sleep shirt from this fabric using a Vogue pattern, but I wanted to make a pullover vest too, to wear over a shirt or under a jacket.

The leaves are 2 shades of green and white, but somehow I think of this as a fall vest.  Hrm.

I started this Monday night and finished it off tonight.

New Look 6735 view C-ish, done
It's New Look 6735, view C without the sleeves, in size 14.  I tried making the shirt before (in 2008, in turquoise) and failed with the sleeves, wound up wearing it as a vest. 
New Look 6735 view C-ish, done

In these pix I'm wearing the vest over a purchased shirt.

Do I look too much like a 5 year old in this fabric?  Maybe it would be better to wear it under a jacket or cardigan?

New Look 6735 view C-ish, done
Side view.  I made the back from some leftover brown knit fabric.
New Look 6735 view C-ish, done

There's a CB seam, so that wasn't very friendly for this fabric pattern.  Thus, I used the brown fabric for the back.


This pattern has the front side seam longer than the back.  You gather between the notches in the bust area. It's interesting I think.  Like a fake-out "dart".
New Look 6735 view C-ish, done
To finish the neckline, I fused on some knit interfacing and then folded over and twin needle stitched down with a 2.5 stretch twin needle.

I interfaced because this fabric stretches if you look at it sideways, much less touch it.
New Look 6735 view C-ish, done
I interfaced the hem too. At the ASE this year, I heard one instructor cringe talking about this method, but I learned this technique from another ASE instructor last year. I think it boils down to, what works for you best in a given situation. I found the interfacing method does NOT need to be used for all knits. But in a case of a Stretchy McStretcherton knit like this, it works for me.
New Look 6735 view C-ish, done

For all you structural biology/chemistry types, go ahead and find the asymmetric unit in this fabric.  I dare you!  Knock yourself out!


Be well and good night!


6 comments:

  1. Oh, I like.....good colors on you.......I have that pattern. I've used it for myself and my DGD. I really like the shape of the neckline.

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  2. I like it too! I think the vest will stand out more if you wear a green or white color under it...or singly under a cardigan or a jacket! But it's really kewl!

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  3. Oh I LOVE that print. Brown and green and leaves.... all my favourite things.

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  4. Looks great! Try different colors underneath, too.

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  5. I have that pattern too, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I like your vest version!
    I love your suggestion of using interfacing in the neckline. I made a knit dress this summer and did the fold over neckline and twin needle, but it stretched all out, so I re-did it with a neckband (which I wasn't all that careful doing, so it doesn't look all that great). This would be a good solution for when I don't want to do a band!

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