Update on B6687 project

I wanted to update you for the B6687 project.  I have been working on the project off and on. I had fitting issues with this top. I was going back and forth to fix the fit. The pattern runs large and I had to make adjustments to the shoulder width and to make an FBA of 1 1/2 inches. I also had problems aligning both darts on the front piece. Most of this issue was the slippery fabric and poor marking on my part.

When I sew darts, I normally baste them when sewing a new pattern. After basting darts and sides/shoulders I had to make several adjustments. I ended up sewing a 3/4 inch shoulder seam, even after I had made a 3/8 inch horizontal tuck in the upper front and back pieces.

As noted above, the markings were off and fixed that issue. I also sewed a 3/4 inch seam on the back piece from waist up. With making these changes I have now moved on to attaching the bias tape to neckline and working on the two-piece sleeves.

The sleeves are the ones the model is wearing on the pattern envelope. I have hemmed the edges and preparing to attach the upper sleeve to under sleeve.

On a personal level, I continue to have an issue with a finger tendon that cortisone shots only work for about three months.  I will go for an outpatient procedure sometime in April and not sure the impact of that when it comes to sewing.  Yesterday I had my second cataract surgery and follow up visit today so I am back on the computer once again.  I could not read on my iPad or be on the computer yesterday which created true boredom.  I am glad to say the eye is working great today and my hand is with less pain and not enough to keep me from doing things I love to do. 

The project I hope will be completed this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Way to push through on this one! I have had quite a few projects I have had to do that with lately too. I am sorry about the tendon in your finger. Have you ever looked into glucosamine with MSM? I take a vegetarian formulation that is great for joints and muscle healing. It was the only thing to help the pain I had last year, and since then I have been pain-free. I just wanted to mention it in case it may help you. I am glad you are sewing for now!

  2. Looks great Linda! I'm looking forward to see the top when the sleeves are finished :-)

  3. It looks terrific. I'm hopeless with darts.


    I'm trying to get crafters and sewers to make medical masks for their local hospitals, medical personnel, and first responders. They're on the frontline of the Covid-19 fight and just want to do something to help.

    If you don't mind passing this link along, I'd appreciate it: https://changesblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/a-call-to-sewers-and-crafters-what-can.html

    Thank you and thank you for your great blog.

    1. I will pass it along. I have seen many people working on these on Instagram. I have some quilting cotton that I will use for these.


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