I just completed this lovely purple silk crepe crossover blouson top from New Look 6303 pattern. I just love the style of this top as I have seen on Pinterest several times and have pinned a few to my “Sew Love-Tops” board:
This was a fast and fairly easy sewing reject, after I lengthened the sleeves 3″ and left out the neck binding. I also did not tack the center front edges, but may go back and do this to keep the top closed, or add the neck binding. as included in the pattern, or make up another version of a binding.
I made the side, shoulder, arm and armhole seams all French seams to prevent fraying and to make it pretty on the inside too.
The top features a nice center back pleat and a longer back hem:
This top even looks nice on the dress form:
I love my new top, especially the color!
If I make it again, which will be likely (although it takes up a whopping 3 1/4 yards 45″ wide fabric (2 1/4 60″ wide!), I will probably also make a change to the neckline and make it just a straight angle from the shoulder, or add the binding and make a tie closure.
Either way, this is a great pattern and I even like the sleeveless version view D as well.