A week or so ago, I was in Walmart. I haven’t been to a Walmart in ages, in part because there aren’t any where I live, and I like the idea of supporting independent stores. However, my mother, who has recently had knee replacement surgery, had asked me to run errands for her, and this included a trip to the Walmart in Sonoma County. You probably know this, but I didn’t: Walmart on a Saturday is crazy! But, as Mary Poppins said, the prospect of a treat makes chores a lot more palatable. Okay, maybe she didn’t say just like that, but … My treat was to peruse the sewing section. I didn’t have a lot of time, and as I mentioned, the place was PACKED, but I did scoop up some notions and New Look patterns—which I think were $2.79 each. (I can’t find my receipt!) One of my purchases was New Look 6150, and I whipped up view D in a couple of hours using this yummy Sophia double knit from Vogue Fabrics in tarragon.
It's a very straight-forward pattern with easy, clear instructions. I deviated slightly from those instructions (as I am wont to do). I stabilized the shoulders and I put the sleeves in flat. I also used the coverstitch on the neckline and hems. Here's a close-up of the neckline:
Then, since I had extra fabric and it was a chilly day, I made a coordinating infinity scarf (14" by 58" before sewing). I like the versatility this adds.
This top will go perfectly with a pencil skirt I am making out of this home dec fabric:
For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had a happy and restful holiday. For our celebration, I actually made something I'd pinned on Pinterest--a pecan pie cake. Oh my goodness, it was delicious!
Back soon with the finished skirt. In the meantime, happy sewing!