Monday, April 25, 2011

Butterick 5327 view A

I made view C for myself and here is the original blogpost.  Today I made View A, the one with the tucks and beads.

I used a wonderful rayon knit from Gorgeous Fabrics and made an XS for Meredith.

Some hints and tips
  1. Purchase your beading first, the pattern envelope states 7/8" to 1" beads.  I found mine in the jewelry section and make sure they are lightweight.  There is alot of beads on the neckline and you don't want the beads to pull the neckline down.  Also, I did beads the entire front neckline, just liked how it looked. 
  2. The tucks on the front are sewn by hand.  I used the marks on the pattern tissue as a guide to begin.  The instructions have you make 3 small tucks together.  I used a bead to space the grouping of three tucks, then the bead fit perfectly when I went back and stitched them to the garment.
  3. I am going to wash this in the hand wash cycle and hang to dry.  I will keep my fingers crossed on how the beads old up.
The only thing that takes the time on this garment is the tucks and beads since it is all handsewing but it is so worth the time.

A unique and very RTW like garment for Meredith.





22 comments:

  1. Gosh, that is totally adorable!

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  2. I LOVE that top! I've bought the pattern, but don't have it yet. I can't wait to try it. I love the fabric, too. I'll bet your daughter loves it!

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  3. Nice! I love this Butterick pattern. I need to make this view now, too. Gorgeous color choice!

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  4. This looks great Lori, definitely worth the extra time for the effect of the neckline.

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  5. So pretty! Those beads really make it look special.

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  6. Better than RTW. The wooden bead detailing is beautiful.

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  7. Wow that looks Great!! Yet another pattern I have to add to my catalog :O)

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  8. Fantastic! I adore the colour and style. You did a great job picking the right combination of fabric and beads.

    Christina
    sewamusing.blogspot.com

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  9. Lovely detailing.

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  10. What a neat effect the beads and tucks have. You outdid yourself on this one!

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  11. It looks great hope it holds up in the wash. I know my daughters would love it.

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  12. So stylish! Really nice work, Lori. I just bought a BCBG top for Annie that I made a Press n Seal pattern from; now I'm returning the unworn top to Lord & Taylor. ($54 for a little knit top that will take me an hour to make now that I have the pattern?! As if!)

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  13. Wow! This is jaw-dropping gorgeous. Were you raiding my stash? I have those beads. I hope you don't mind, but I must copy this. Love it.
    Angela

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  14. This looks great - I was going to make this top without any beading, but your version is tempting me to try the beads. No jewelry needed with this top!

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  15. This is really pretty. I want one!

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  16. WOW it is gorgeous! I love the beading!

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  17. well, of course, I had to go right to Joann's at lunchtime today....

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  18. Fantastic!!! That looks so wonderful.

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  19. Lucky girl! That is *so* cute!

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  20. This is truly outstanding! What a fabulous creation Lori.

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