Thursday, July 4, 2013

The "Paint Splatter" tank (NewLook 6120) & Book Giveaway Winner

Happy 4th of July!!!!! Hope you're having a great day celebrating. Our celebration this year was pretty laid back and consisted of heading into town to see the awesome annual firework show. I felt like being a little cute so I finished up my NewLook 6102 tank top that I started working on months ago and just didn't get around to finishing. It's nice to have it finally done and I think it turned out cute. I paired it with a black tank top, my black "shimmery leggings" I made HERE, black flip flops, bright turquoise earrings and a white studded bracelet---the perfect outfit to catch a fireworks show.

But before I go into my review let me reveal the winner of the 1st ed Fitting and Pattern Alteration book from this POST. Drum Roll please............

Out of 29 comments, the random generated number is 15. That means TONI wins the prize!!!! Congratulations Toni!!!! Please email me at so I can get your address and send you your book!!!!

NewLook 6102 

 Time to Sew:
A couple of hours

Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
It's a 2, super easy.

Pattern Description:
Tank top with elasticized gathers under bust and on back with uneven hem.

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 10

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
For the most part. I completely screwed up the elastic under the bust. Must've not marked incorrectly. My fabric was forgiving and since it's a really stretchy knit I didn't really need the contour under the bust.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Loved the style and uneven hem.

Fabric Used:
I believe it's a rayon lycra blend. I LOVE the paint splash print!!! It's really cool.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Again, I made a mistake with the elastic under the bust. I didn't really need it anyway. If I make this again and use a similar fabric that has a 2 way stretch then I'll skip this step all together. Oh yeah, I did use fold over elastic around the neckline instead of making binding as recommended. And as always I use clear elastic to stabilize the shoulder seams. I also didn't hem it which is usually the case when I make tops like these in 2 way stretch fabrics that don't unravel.

What would you do differently next time?:
Just mentioned it above.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I will. I have lots of leggings and tops like these work great with them.

Wardrobe Versatility:
Great with skirts or pants!

Cute top! Makes me wonder why I waited so long to finish it up!!!


  1. Hey, I have that fabric too! I love what you've done with it. Cute styling!

  2. Cute top, I too like the paint splash look of the fabric!

  3. That's such an awesome print. :-)

  4. Cute top!! I wish you well on your July sewing plans.

  5. Very cute indeed! Perfect for a fireworks show. Love the fabric print! Nice!

  6. super cute! I made a maxi dress out of that same fabric a couple years ago lol

  7. I love the tank- the fabric is perfect. The whole outfit looks great!

  8. I love this top Victoria! Your use of fabric selection for this top was right on perfect!

  9. Cute top and I also LOVE your fabric. Want to get some and make a whole dress out of it!

  10. You are killing it with these tops! This is adorbs.

  11. Retro 80's ! I think I bought my daughter a pair of paint spattered Osh Kosh Overall's in 1984! And your shirt reminds me of that! (that's a complement!)

    You make beautiful clothes & are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your sewing creations in blogland.


  12. I love the asymmetric hem on this! And the paint splash fabric is the perfect match to the style--a totally fun, totally modern update to the 80s.

  13. Wow, LOVE the paint-splatter look of this very cool tank! Looks great layered with the black underneath. You are so stylish! :)


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