Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Butterick 5327

Description:  From the envelope - MISSES' TOPS: Tops A, B have tucks along front neckline. A: beads between tucks. B: ruffled sleeves. Tops C, D have front and back tucks. D: sleeve casing and elastic. A, C: hip length. B, D: below hip length. All tops have stitched hems.

Sizing: XS (4-6) to XXL (24-26)

Instructions:  The instructions were easy to follow, I liked how they added a step to reinforce the shoulder seams to prevent stretching in this area. 

Likes/Dislikes:  My main like is all the different views to dress up a knit shirt.  The only dislike, my pleats don't want to stay flat. Oh yes, one more, it is quick to sew. 

Fabric:  A silk jersey from Gorgeous Fabric

Conclusion:  This is a very quick garment to sew but the results are great.  I wore this last week on a spring break mini-trip with the twins.  It was pretty cold and rainy so I layered it with a long sleeve tshirt and it looked very cute.    Meredith wants view A with the beads at the neckline, which I found some that will work  at Joann's last week.

This garment concludes my "gray" sewing, 4 garments total (two jackets, one cardigan and one tunic).   I didn't realize I had so many solid gray fabrics in my stash!  It is a good thing I really like gray at the moment.


The tunic length with the picture lightened

This is more of the true color

pleats

11 comments:

  1. I made this one in a gray knit, too. I love your silk jersey material. Gorgeous job.

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  2. Nice top! Gray is such a good neutral. You can pop it with any bright color for spring.

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  3. I've been thinking about buying this pattern. Yours looks amazing. How do you wash silk jersey? It sounds so nice.

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  4. I have never sewn with silk jersey, but your cute top makes me want to try :-) Love the pleats!

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  5. I like the styles of these t-shirts. Yours looks wonderful.

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  6. Wow! If they had used your garment, I would already have this patten in my stash!

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  7. This is really beautiful. Simple yet elegant!

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