Monday, February 21, 2011

Butterick 5562

Description: From the envelope: Close-fitting, pullover tops have stitched hems. View D: draped, gathered, elasticized collar with long sleeves

Sizing: 4 to 26

Instructions:  Pretty good.  I had to read attaching the collar a couple of times and look at the illustration but then it all made sense. 

Likes/dislikes:  After seeing Shannon's and Amanda's and Sharon's, I knew I had to make this top.  The drape of the collar is gorgeous.

Changes:  I added 1" to sleeves and body, as always.  Several others on Pattern Review have made a casing for the elastic in the collar.  I set my serger for a wider stitch, then zig-zagged the elastic onto this seam.  I did end up taking up the side seams on my top, it does run a bit big.  This is decieving, as the finished measurements on the pattern piece indicate a close-fitting garment.

Fabric:  A lightweight, wonderful sweater-type knit.  Wished I could remember where I purchased it, I would buy more colors in this fabric (it sews like a dream and feels incredible)

Conclusion:  I really, really like my new top.  I did play with the collar quite a bit - wanted to see which way I liked wearing my top.

Here is the collar pulled lower, I really don't like this look on me frames the chest a bit too much :)

This is a better look for me, needed to drape the collar a bit better for the pictures.

hubby was taking the pictures and he wouldn't stop, so here is the collar in action.  I am heading to take my camera out of his hands!


  1. I'm getting this pattern when it goes on sale at Joann's.

  2. Yay! This is such a great top isn't it? Your version turned out lovely and it sounds like wearing it is divine with regards to the softness. That's how I feel about mine too. It's so soft! I love the playful pictures you posted too. How fun.

  3. Another great version of this top! Looks good on you.

  4. This looks great. I may need this pattern!

  5. This looks so comfy and stylish!

  6. That is a really cute top - I love the collar on it. Love your pictures, too. :)

  7. I agree this is a very stylish top and it looks great on you.

  8. Hi Lori. How would I alter the collar pieces to achieve the same amount of drape as shown on the pattern envelope? Thanks