Wrapped Up with New Look 6581


Coming in today with a whole lot of cozy. And a surprising pattern choice perhaps as I usually just sew indie patterns. This is New Look 6581. And this version makes me feel a bit like a Super Hero!

Minerva are having a #sewnwithnewlook competition on their site this January so I thought I would join in.


(Please note that I did get this pattern New Look 6581 for free from Minerva as part of the brand ambassador programme. If you'd like to see my full Minerva write up and quilted elephant version please click here.)

This is View B of the pattern cut in a size 18-20 grading from bust to hip and it seems to have come out pretty true to size.

The pattern is very straightforward to put together and makes a nice change from a simple t-shirt shape.

My only gripe is the hole in the side of the top where the ties feed through looks quite messy from the inside. Not that it matters but I can see it if even no-one else does. I would definitely try a different way of doing this next time. Maybe a facing turned inwards or something similar. 

The facing I chose to topstitch down as otherwise it flaps about. I used my coverstitch for this and it looks quite pretty on the inside, picking up those lovely yellows.

Another feature I added to this was a little snap fastener to keep it secure at the chest and prevent any gaping. Just a personal preference.  A little vest underneath would work nicely too.

The hero of this top is really the fabric though - Van Gogh Starry Night inspired jersey - those colours. Sigh. 

I found this on Stretch Fabrics UK - definitely a site worth a browse if you're into your printed jerseys!

Bagel cat gave this one the sniff of approval whilst Clyde hibernates. Now there's a cat in the picture perhaps this look is more Super Villain?!

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  1. That fabric is fantastic! The whole top came out really cool. Thank you for sharing it.