Friday, May 23, 2014

Butterick 5497 In Silk Jersey



I have made this twice before each for Erin - here in navy and in a print here.

Well, it is my turn, right?

I went with this Mood Fabircs' Silk Jersey,which was on special recently.  Love those sales!

I made a couple of changes, I cut the lower section a bit bigger, the silk jersey is thin and I did not want the jersey clinging to my mid-section!



I did add the elastic to the sleeves and the waistline as the pattern instructed.  There is only one problem with the elastic in the sleeves.  The elastic weighs down the sleeves, thus pulling down my neckline.  I might remove the elastic but will give it a couple of wearings to determine this.


The other change is the back, I stitched up the back opening up just a bit.

I am loving the feel of this silk jersey and it makes any outfit a bit more dressy.  It also makes you do silly poses!

After 22 days of Me Made May, I realized I needed a few more tops.  Specifically tops I can wear on an everyday basis.

18 comments:

  1. Awesome, I've made it a couple of times too, but love your version.

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    1. Thanks, Melanie, it is a great pattern.

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  2. Lori - this top is amazing. Love the fabric and how you used it. What a nice little luxury - silk knit top. Nice! g

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    1. Thanks so much, it is such a nice fabric.

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  3. Love that print. Great top.

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    1. Thank you, I really like how it turned out.

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  4. even though you said you need more tops I think you have made some great tops. I agree with you, the thing I reach for most days are tops and a pair of jeans. Very cute top and I bet the fabric is luscious.

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    1. I do have some great tops, thank you but I feel like I do the jeans and top so much, I need some variety. Thanks so much.

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  5. Another winner......very nice top!

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  6. Nice top! I eyed that fabric several times, I am glad I left it for you to buy :-). It turned out very nice.

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    1. I eyed it several times, too, then click into the cart it went.

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  7. This is really cute! Aren't the Mood sale fabrics deadly?!

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    1. They are very dangerous but worth it! LOL. Thanks

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