|Butterick: 5610 - Type:Tops |
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Butterick Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|See other patterns in this category: Tops |
|Available for sale on PR: $14.36 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Silk [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
A loose fitting pullover top in two designs, one (A & B) with the yoke extending into sleeves, the other (C & D) with neckband and extended shoulders. A & B have front slanting pleats, C & D have partially stitched straight front pleats.
Pattern Sizing: 10 - 18, I sewed size 10, as I thought it might be rather loose.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes very much so as I sewed B with contrast yoke.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes they were ok, though I struggled a bit with the pleats. I had taken great care cutting out the silk, getting it straight and using a rotary cutter. It was difficult to mark the position of the pleats so I used tailors tacks but they were not quite right. I tended to do it by eye in the end. Fitting the yoke at the corners also proved to be more of a challenge than I had anticipated but again I think this was the problem of the silk.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The front pleats, contrast yoke and sleeves. The yoke is fully lined so the neck and sleeve edges are quite neat.
Fabric Used: I used a fine silk for the body and a slightly heavier dupion silk for the contrast yoke. To save on this silk I lined the yoke with ordinary taffeta lining.(0.6 meters instead of 1.2) I picked up the green/ blue silk as a half price remnant, thinking I would use it for a top but then found I was a bit short on fabric. When I saw the picture of this pattern it seemed the perfect answer.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: By chance I came across some sequins which were a perfect colour match. I sewed them by hand using a seed bead to attach them round the neck edge. It does make it a bit more dressy which wasn't what I had planned but couldn't resist the bit of glitter!
I inserted elastic around the bottom edge. I was not going to do this but found that the bottom edge sagged a bit where the pleats fell. It looked and draped better with the elastic.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I will probably sew this again and try the other style. I would certainly recommend it to others, particularly using a soft fabric which gives a nice drape. I might try a soft jersey.
Conclusion: A really useful pattern to have in your stash.
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