First up my giveaway!
Let’s announce this bad boy. Random number generator has chosen…..
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Moving on. My love affair with New Look 6808 continues.
I cooked up the idea of adapting it to use buttons at the back quite a while ago but couldn’t wrap my brain around the logistics of the conversion.
I finally figured it out last week and realised I’d been so silly over thinking it!
To adapt the back bodice pattern piece I traced a copy, then extended the fold line by about three inches. Then I added the marks for my buttonholes where the original fold line had been, marked a new fold line and I was all set. I also did away with the darts as they would have messed with the fabric pattern.
I used a gorgeously soft, grey rayon I bought at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show. It has lines of different bird cages with birds on it! It is rather see through though.
I didn’t line it other than the sleeves which is a feature of NL 6808 I love.
This top uses 8 buttons. It felt like a lot! I made contrast covered buttons from a black twill I had in my stash. It needed to be twill because the white of my button base kept sewing through. Can you get black ones?
The first time I wore it a giant German Shepherd dog slobbered on it so I know it’s popular with the animal kingdom!
What do you think? Hope you like it!