Here we are again, with the longer dolman sleeve version of New Look 6216. For those of you who are not familiar with the story so far:
I modified the top by taking out 2 inches:
this is where you can find it.
I still wanted to make the dolman sleeve version, and had bought some of Spotlight's cheap purple knit - which I think is a viscose, because it is soft and wrinkles like mad. And the burn test also indicated a natural content - which cellulose is. I was playing with the fabric while I was waiting in Spotlights interminable queue and realised it was a two way stretch.
Ahhhaa! That means the stretch would go around and down the arm - so I thought this would solve the problem.
So I cut out my modified pattern, and added back the arm length and added another inch, to give a nice three quarter sleeve. I couldn't have got a longer sleeve as I was having to work with the width of the fabric. Mind you, I could add a band, I've got quite fond of bands as a way to add some length:)
Picture time (and again, what a difference a different fabric makes to the very same pattern):
Back (still roomy, but I quite like that - when you are thin, it is not always a good idea to have garments that cling to you). (And if you are not, then it is still sometimes not a good idea!!):
I had a scrap of fabric left over, so I made one of my semi knotted scarfs - I like to play around with placing the knot for visual interest. It adds another dimension to the top.
I also wanted to show you inside. I still don't run the overlocker off as neatly as I would like around circles (like this neckband) so I have a way to hide the problem - until I work out the overlocking solution. I think I have, but I need to see if it really is a solution first. The topstitch below the neckband is a zigzag stitch, set on 1. My big machine doesn't have a stretch stitch, but a slight zig zag will stretch. If you don't have a special stretch stitch, use a zig zag. Play around to get the width right - so it is not too zig zaggy, but still stretches.
That's it for now, have a lovely weekend everyone,