Last week I felt the need to get lost in a project and try something new. Since I don’t have much experience sewing stretchy fabrics, I thought that would be a fun thing to tackle. Lucky for me, JoAnn’s was offering 50% off some of these fabrics, so off I went. I had a blast looking through pattern books, and finally stumbled upon the New Look 6648 blouse pattern.
I ended up making View A, and I was really pleased with the way it came out. I selected a purple lycra blend that worked well with this pattern, and it’s oh so comfortable to wear! I like the combination of the loose fit, along with the gathered, form fitting panel across the bottom. The sleeves flow nicely, reaching just above my elbows. The only thing I would possibly change, is the neckline being a bit too large for my taste, and tends to drop a little over my shoulder. This is a minor issue, and I’m looking forward to trying the other views.