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New Look 6407 and Sew Hayley Jane

Sorry I've been quiet! Just as I was resurrecting the blog too. I ended up interviewing for and getting a temporary job. I've also been making masks for friends and family. Here's an in-progress pic of a mask. I've made these so the wearer can thread through elastic and trim it to fit them nicely. When I'm making a mask for myself I can skip a few of the steps! So I don't have quite as much time, but I am still sewing clothes as well as masks. Although the latest item comes with a matching mask! I've done a view of New Look 6407 before (view A: long sleeved, straight collar). It wasn't great - despite the 'easy' rating from New Look! The collar was a struggle - and is too pointy in a very seventies style! I've completely messed up the sleeve cuffs too. So in the latest attempt I tried to get rid of these issues by going for View E, with a mandarin collar and short sleeves. I always struggle with the size: I tend to fall on three di