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



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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. This is really beautiful. Simple yet elegant!