Sew: New Look 6560 wrap top

Snuggly clothing is now the order of the day and so last weekend I decided to pack up my summer wardrobe and swap T-shirts for turtle necks (or something of that ilk). It does, incidentally mean my New Look 6560 is now hibernating in my drawer until next year. I have worn this top SO much over the summer, I’ve paired it with multiple styles of jeans, shorts, skirts, worn it casually and for fancier soirées, just an all-round keeper.

I did have a little trouble gathering the stitches to create the detailing on the dropped shoulder and the inside ribbon tie lasted all in all the duration of a morning stretch, but the rest seemed to come together relatively easily.

The New Look 6560 includes three wrap-around styles, one with a pretty ruffled neckline, and the option of short or long sleeves. I think when I feel more confident with understitching and different seam finishes I’ll try the short-sleeved ruffle version.

You know when you buy shoes and you wish you had bought a second pair because you wear them so much? This is how I feel about this cotton fabric. I bought 1.5 metres from a shop on Goldhawk Road in London and I wish I bought more. It was a dream to sew with! It’s a lightweight cotton and features sweet bird motifs which have kept their colour after numerous washes. I can’t wait to make another version of this pattern next year.

Thanks for reading 🙂

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