Following on from my Gridlock M6460, I hacked in to the pattern and made an excessive amount of alterations. I was a bit scared that I'd destroyed the pattern and even asked my mum to get me another copy of the pattern just in case. But it all worked out!
The printed cotton sateen was a random find from Spotlight many moons ago, when they still had a store in Brunswick. My 4 year old chose it and it was destined to become another NL6000. It sat on the shelf for a long time and I glimpsed it one day sitting with a black piece of fabric while I was rummaging through my pattern stash. Lightbulb moment! I personally think the fabric pairing is verging on epic. I love it.
Look at that fit! I'm really enjoying tweaking patterns to suit my shape and preferences. I love the process of slashing and taping and tracing to get a perfectly fitted pattern. It's my inner geek coming out!
Pattern: McCalls 6460, size 16
Fabric: Printed cotton sateen from Spotlight & black cotton sateen from Clegs, lining from Clegs
- 4cm sway back adjustment
- Removed 3cm from back neckline at the centre
- Removed 3cm total from front neckline
- Lowered bust darts by 2.5cm
- Folded out a dart from the front and back 8cm below the underarm - removed 2.5cm total
- Added kick pleat to the back
- Lengthened by 7cm
Next time I will add more length. I will also probably merge the body of NL6000 with the sleeves and top of the this pattern. The body and bust darts of NL6000 are perfect on me but I really like the raglan sleeve. I think this combination will result in a perfect pattern.
I have a few more items to blog before I catch up. I'm not sure what is next on my sewing table. Probably more work clothes. I really need more work clothes. I've also got another pair of Tessuti Anita pants and a Tokyo jacket on the list. Oh, and I really need to get back to that little black jacket...