Saturday, April 14, 2007

Neue Mode 22814 Wrap

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:12/29/02 3:25 AM
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Pattern Photo: Neue Mode Pattern Information

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Pattern Rating:Easy to sew

This is my attempt to make fleece into something fun and funky. The Neue Mode top is super quick and easy. It consists of a rectangle with the edges finished and 2 ovals cut for the arms. 2 strips of velcro are strategically placed to finish the project.

The pattern calls for 2 layers sewn right side together and turned right side out. That would be even quicker to make. I chose to make a single layer because the fleece would be too bulky doubled. I also didn't have that much fabric. This garment is quite warm as it is. Since I didn't have 2 layers, I just turned the edges under and topstiched.

I cut the size 2 inches smaller than my bust measurement but will make it smaller if I ever make it again. You can control the size somewhat with the placement of the velcro. You could snug up the front a little that way. But the back could be smaller on me.

Be aware that there are no seam allowances on Neue Mode patterns. You add what you need. I added 1 inch around the edge to allow enough to turn and topstitch. Then I trimmed the extra close to the stitching.

This would make a fun, dressy wrap for evening in velvet lined with satin.

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