Monday, April 27, 2015

Butterick 6175 - Boxy top in Cotton Print

Bocy top for Spring 2015 using Butterick 6175 and a fun bird poplin print
Sometimes I am just ready for something different, especially with the change of the season.  One thing I have noticed  you get older, is to stay trendy but keep it age-appropriate.  It is a delicate line to walk, I don't want to dress like a 20-something but I don't want to dress too old. I thought I would try the trend of the boxy top, notice I said boxy not crop!
I love the McCall's Pattern Instagram feed, Meg features patterns I might not glance at twice.  Take Butterick 6175 for instance, Meg featured it on Instagram.  I wouldn't have ever looked at it in the catalog with that floral top and floral skirt combination.  After the feature, I knew this was just the pattern for the boxy look.  I used this Pinterest idea for what I was looking for.
Bocy top for Spring 2015 using Butterick 6175 and a fun bird poplin print
The fabric is this cool bird poplin from Mood Fabrics and it is so nice to touch and to sew.  After I saw Cashmerette's bird print top, I knew I wanted bird fabric, too.  The other day , Kaitlyn said to Meredith, "Our Mom is so hip, except for her actual hips!"  I think I said something quite with it, like "said no one ever" and we all died laughing after Kaitlyn's comment.  Well, it is true I want to be hip and with current styles.
Bocy top for Spring 2015 using Butterick 6175 and a fun bird poplin print


Some details about this make.  I added 1", a normal adjustment for all tops but I will add one more inch.  This top is fine but don't lift up the arms too high or if I do more sit-ups are needed!

Boxy top for spring 2015 from Butterick 6175

I also did my typical lowering of the bust dart, a usual Big 4 adjustment.  Nope, not needed on this pattern.  I have low bust darts on this pattern, but with busy print they are not too noticeable.  I will redo that adjustment.  I didn't want the slender sleeves of View E but didn't want the wide sleeves of View B.  I used the pattern piece for View B but straightened out the flair a bit.

Here is the back with the nice keyhole opening.  Anyone else not care for making thread loops?  That took me longer than several steps of this top.
Keyhole back opening on Butterick 6175


Here is the messy hair, don't care photo!  The sunlight just made the top show up so nicely.  I did go up a size, the finished pattern measurements had very little ease.  I wanted to be able to get this top on.
Butterick 6175 for a trendy boxy top from Mood Fabric's poplin
I love this top and plan on making more.  The length of the sleeves were a bit of concern when cutting out this top but I love how they look on the finished top.  This  is so fun for spring and summer and I am happy to be on trend but age appropriate.  Thank you Meg for featuring such a great pattern.
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16 comments:

  1. I love this top on you! I understand the walking the fine line issue, and I think that you do it very well. It helps to have daughters who offer their honest opinions, doesn't it?

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    1. Thanks, Ann, I do like their honest opinions, keeps me from looking bad. I appreciate your kind comments.

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  2. Cute top! Love the bird flight poplin.

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy, I love this fabric.

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  3. This top looks great on you, and I love the fabric you chose!

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    1. Thanks so much, it was so fun to wear and quick to make.

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  4. Your top looks great Lori - your daughters sound like a hoot. Sons don't care what you wear - sometimes I used to think I could go out in my pj's & they wouldn't notice:)
    Your fabric lies so nice - cotton tops I've made stand out straight :(

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen. The fabric draped beautifully, I wasn't sure with the poplin.

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  5. I really like your top. This pattern is next on my sewing line up. Like you I want to dress age appropriate but not "old". I like your style! Your comments about fit and such are very helpful. I am thinking about adding a zipper instead of hook and eye as I don't do thread loops well at all!

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    1. You will love this top. Thanks so much. The zipper is a great idea, did you see Meg's at the McCall's blog?

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  6. This is super cute! And you're totally hip! Oh man, thread loops... I HATE them! I never seem to get them the right length, and then the buttons always slip out. Ugh!

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    1. Thanks, yea I am hip! I liked Meg's zipper on the back - I will have to remember that one.

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  7. Thanks,you.. I'll back to see you couse you are nice and your work.
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