My 2016 has started with a couple of tops and from the stack on my cutting table, this theme is going to continue for awhile.
Butterick 5610, a repeat make. You can see the first one from 2014 here, which I do receive many compliments when I wear it.
It was pretty cold this morning, my remote was having trouble connecting with my camera. This means photos with the remote sharing the frame!
This top was easy to make, I spent extra time marking the pleats and keeping the pleats very straight. I wasn't sold on the elastic at the bottom of the top and decided not to put it in. That was a big mistake, it looked just like a maternity top!
I added 1" to the length and that was the only change. I do think I am going to stitch down the pleats just a bit at the top and the bottom. The pleats want to pull open in the front and the top hangs a bit funny. This picture shows that pulling of the front pleat.
For the next couple of months, this Butterick top will be worn with a sweater and I love how it looks layered. My fabric might be just a bit stiff for this look but I think after several washings, it will soften. The stiffness shows a bit as the yoke stands up a bit from my shoulders.
A close up of the pleats. One thing I did was to put the white check on the center front of the yoke and the front. It makes for a nice look even with the pleat.
We have a bit of snow on the ground, nothing in comparison to the East Coast but I did not want to venture off the front porch. I pushed the remote and then decided to move the planter, so a photo of the top in action!
Speaking of cold, I asked my husband to take the photos today. We were hurrying after church to get out of the house and do some work on the farm .He had no coat and lasted for 3 photos and said it was way to cold! That is okay, his photography skills aren't the best! Shhhh - don't tell him though. He is very good at many other things and he did really like this top. I will just stay with tripod, camera and remote!