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|Butterick: 5302 (See & Sew) - Type:Tops|
Review submitted in Fabric Stash Contest 2013 Contest
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|Posted on:||7/11/13 9:03 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Fabric:||Silk [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: OOP--NOT AN APRON--Loose-fitting pullover, slightly below waist-length top has button shoulder closing, mock neckband and cap sleeves. There is a photo of the pattern with the other photos of the project.|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, but I didn't follow them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
SIMPLICITY of design and construction.
Fabric Used: 1 yd of silk from stash from years ago--I'm sure it was a remnant. I bought it because I wanted the color.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did not use the button closure--it still pulls over easily.
I added a CB seam to facilitate a shoulder and sway back adjustment.
Added 1/2" to length
Made a 14 at the shoulders, 16 at sides and tapered from underarm to adding 1/2" at hemline.
Topstitched hems and neckline using the blind hem foot for edge stitching and then a second row 1/4" in. Anyone who has been reading my reviews must be tired of this but it is easy and looks nice for a dressed up casual finish so . . .
Someone will be sure to notice that it might have fit better with some darts and more work on the back but the darts would have defeated the purpose of the simple top and since it will be under a jacket most of the time it is worn, the back will not be a huge issue.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew this again, probably a number of times. 30 years ago I made tops like this because I like them better than tanks--still do. I can't find a publication date on the pattern but it is OOP now--the number belongs to an apron pattern-- and the original USA cost of $1.59 speaks to it's being an antique. I think I picked up these remnants back when I could get the top on grain out of 1 yd (translate: I was slimmer by 30 lbs). In order to use this fabric and another one (click left on the project photos to see the second top) that I have on the cutting table now, I am cutting them cross grain as the fabric is woven and stable enough to allow that.
I love these tops because for very little effort (easily under 2 hrs.) and money you can add a splash of color or pattern to suits and coordinates, etc.
If you can find the pattern or something like, I highly recommend it. It is easy, particularly without the shoulder closure, and fun--especially for beginners. This is something a young seamstress just getting started could have success with and make something cute to wear with shorts, etc.
Conclusion: I'm delighted to have this pattern in hand again and even more delighted that I was able to eek out these two tops from the 1 yd I had in stash vs. the 1-1/3 yd. the pattern calls for.
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