3.29.2017

Polka Dots Tunic Top | NewLook 6374

With polka dots always on trend and navy/white a classic combination....  why in the world it's taken me so long to embrace navy and polka dots I have no idea.   
Am so glad I picked up this 1/12 yards of rayon challis at Hobby Lobby recently.
Funny because I've always thought navy blue was not a good color for me.  Nor polka dots.  Why, I really do not know.
This was one of those times when I saw this fabric, I knew immediately what it would become....  NewLook Pattern 6374 tunic top.  I've made this pattern twice before you can see here and here.... so there wasn't any fitting issues to worry about.  Cut a size 10 with 5/8" seams and modified the length just like the others.  See how long the back hangs down on the model below?  Not wanting that much length..... using the length of view C I simply moved my pattern pieces up (both front and back pieces) and cut the rounded hem from that point.
And this is a perfect length for me.  Interfaced the neckline and placket on this version and really like the way everything holds its shape.  Also, again, sewed the placket closed @4 1/2" up as it is way, way too low otherwise.
This rayon challis drapes nicely.  A little stiffer than the earlier floral challis, but that's okay as I really like the overall look.  Love the rounded hem on this top.
Well guess my hair covers the back yoke with a center pleat..... but it's there.
Hemmed with a 1/4" rolled hem but this time hemmed the sleeves with a 1" hem and like this 3/4 sleeve look.  None of the tops' sleeves have been finished as per pattern instructions because I really like the way the sleeves are a little flared hanging loosely down with no restriction.
Hard to see, but there are front yokes with gathered seams at the front.
And wearing those hardworking Ottobre white pants..... again!  Gosh these things go with everything!!  Note to self..... gotta' make more white pants.  :)
Happy Sewing Everyone!  :)

20 comments:

  1. This is quite a new but fresh and lovely colour for you. It seems that there is no colour you couldn't wear! The fabric has a nice drape and for coming temperatures this will be a perfect shirt!

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    1. You are so kind! Thank you so much!! :)

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  2. this does look fabulous! chic and elegant and just perfectly lovely. Navy blue and polka dots suit you beautifully :)

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  3. Stunning, Lisa! Such a lovely pattern! And yes, you definitely can wear navy blue with polka dots! Have a nice day! Blessings from Bama!

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    1. Thank you so much Felecia! And Blessings back to you too! :)

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  4. I really like the navy with polka dots and the length is just perfect. A lovely looking tunic and I love your white pants, too.

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  5. This is the perfect combination of colour and pattern. It looks elegant and flattering. A great make!

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    1. What a nice thing to say as I always admire your elegant makes! Thank you Sue! :)

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  6. Very cute! Just right for spring.

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  7. I think navy works for many different colourings. This whole outfit is a classic look and I just love this version of New Look 6374. It's a classic too!

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah Liz! It's already my 'new fave' thing to wear right now! :)

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  8. Love this outfit. Navy and white always look so fresh together. Perfect for spring.

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  9. You are right, this is the perfect length for you! And I think the color is perfect too, I like this tunic a lot and all those small but effective changes you made!

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    1. Thank you so much Katharina! :)

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  10. I love it! The polkadots Navy look so good on you. You did a lovely job and enjoyed all the detail :)

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  11. I love the polka dots and love the navy color..Looks great on you. Happy sewing.

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