DIY, sewing

Pattern Review – New Look 6216

Look at me being all consistent with my posting!🤔🤣 I guess that’s what happens when you’ve got a little extra time on your hands or when you’ve been placed on what my job is calling “Pandemic Leave”.

I’m definitely not complaining because I do have some projects around the house that I need to catch up on. I will admit that I’ve spent half of my 4 week leave sulking about being put on leave and also a good bit of the time sewing up face masks for my family and friends

Starting next week I think I’m going to break away from my sewing machine and focus on my bedroom because it needs a little TLC and I need a distraction.

But before I go diving into those two gallons of paint that have been sitting over in the corner for the last two years, I stopped by to show you guys this quick and easy top and pants outfit that I recently whipped up.

New Look 6216

About a couple of weeks ago, I realized that none of my bottoms fit me well and that I was gonna have to make myself some more.

While I haven’t made any new shoes or clothing purchases I had to rethink my goal of not purchasing patterns or fabric because I realized after going through my huge pattern and fabric collection that I do not have the right styles of patterns or types of fabric for my life style or body shape.

After spending way too much of my time lowering and altering pant rises last year, I decided to give me and my waistline a break .

Enter New Look 6216. These are elastic waisted pants with a draw string that sit about an inch below the natural waistline. I’ve been lusting after a pair of low rise tapered pants for a while now and these are perfect.

I sewed these up in a size 18 based on the pattern sizing recommendations. I made no intentional design changes but I did leave off the drawstring because I accidentally sewed the waistband with the holes facing inward.😬 No more sipping and socializing while sewing for me.🤣🤣🤣

This is a great pattern that went together without a hitch.

I love these pants and I definitely plan to make them again but the next time I will definitely have to do a full butt adjustment and go with a different fabric. I’m not sure what kind of fabric this is but it feels like it might be a cotton and synthetic blend. It’s really shiny and noisy. It looks cool but it drove me crazy every time I moved.

As far as the top goes, I made view A in a size 14 . I used a black thin sweater knit from my stash. I am really happy with the style but I would definitely go with a different fabric the next time.

Final Thoughts

I guess I’ve said just about all that I have to say about this ensemble so I’m going to sign off now and go prep some walls.

While I can’t promise to put out 3 blog posts every week, I can promise to do my best to be more consistent.

Until next time, take care.❤

Angie H.

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