|Vogue 8669 & New Look 6735|
After yesterday's success I was really excited to experiment a little more with tee necklines. I have quite a few knit top patterns I haven't tried yet, mainly because every time I try a new one I decide I don't like it as much as my basic New Look 6735. I guess I'm just a basic tee girl at heart. I have Vogue 8669 in my pattern stash waiting to be test driven, but I am not in love with it. As much as I like a nice cowl neck this one seems a little frumpy to me. The tee is a loose fitting top with a very shallow cowl. I've seen a number of interpretations online and haven't fallen in love with any of them - they just aren't my style. When looking into cowl necks I found this tutorial from Threads Magazine but I'm a little bit leery of starting from scratch. In the end I decided to take my TNT NL6735 and frankenpattern it with the Vogue 8669.
NOTE: I have updated the post to include pics of the pattern adjustments.
I took the pattern piece for the front of V8669 and lined up the fold edge with the edge of my tracing paper. Based on the Threads tutorial I took a tape measure and decided I wanted a 20" drop from shoulder to shoulder for the cowl, which meant I wanted a 10" wide span (plus seam allowance) on the top of the pattern piece. I marked the corner of the bottom of the sleeve opening as a pivot point.
So - what do you think?