Craftsy contacted me a few months ago and asked if I would like to review one of their sewing kits. Like I would really say no, right? I've actually been a buyer for several of their kits since they sell for such deep discounts in some of their sales that it's cheaper to buy the kit than to buy the pattern and fabric separately. But to get one for free? Even better! They were nice enough to even consider my style and picked a kit they thought I would like. Once I approved, they sent it out and I was super excited when it showed up.
Dawn to Dusk Knit Top, currently available for $20.80. The kit includes New Look 6150 and just shy of 2 yards of a medium weight viscose knit from Confetti Fabrics. You guys, I was on the fence since this is a rayon knit technically speaking (which I usually shy away from because it's too clingy to be flattering on me), but this fabric is fantastic! Normally when I think of a rayon knit, I think of the super thin stuff that clings to all your lumps and bumps, but this is thicker and is heavy enough to drape nicely but not cling. It's more like an interlock knit in thickness, but it's super soft from the rayon. This fabric really made me rethink my swearing off rayon knits in general. I know I received it for free, but for real ... this stuff is awesome.
|Isn't the flower print cute?!|
Construction-wise, I made a straight size 16. The only changes I made were 1) I added clear elastic to the shoulders (the pattern calls for twill tape) and 2) I shortened the sleeves by 2.5" so they hit me at a better spot. I almost cut the back piece on the fold instead of as 2 pieces, but I noticed the center back curves in and wanted to try this out. This shaping was like a built in sway back adjustment and it worked great. Also, the print is so busy that you really can't see the back seam anyway.click here), and I know I will certainly shop Craftsy's kits again in the future.
Thank you Craftsy for such a fun top and opening me up to new sewing possibilities!
Fabric: 1.9 yards of Blooming Dots Viscose Knit by Confetti Fabrics - Free from Craftsy
Pattern: New Look 6150 - Free from Craftsy
Notions: clear elastic - $0.25, thread - $3.00
Time: 7 hours
Total Cost: $3.25
*I received this kit for free from Craftsy, but my opinions are 100% my own. Craftsy links are affiliate links.