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