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|Butterick: 5555 (Misses' Top, Tunic, Dress and Belt) - Type:Tops |
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Pullover, loose-fitting top A, tunic B, dress C have front gathers, self-faced front yoke, stand-up collar, gathered three-quarter length sleeves with sleeve bands, stitched hems and self-belt. A: above hip length. B: below hip length. C: above mid-knee length.
I sewed a size 10 through the shoulders and bust and a 12 through the hips. My size choices are consistent with what I have used in other patterns, except that I sometimes go up to a 14 for my hips. This tunic is very full and the sizing seems true to Butterick normal sizing. roomy tunic
In looking at the pics, I see I could add some room through the bust. A size 12 through that region would probably help. Nevertheless, the tunic is comfortable and the drag lines might be coming from the yoke. I'm including my reflections here for those of you who are fit experts and want to adjust the sizing. I didn't alter the pattern for this tunic.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, and I was pleased with the construction of the self lined yoke. The steps were clear and the results were great. yoke and collar
The design has a lot of gathers-below the yoke, on the sleeves and above the cuffs. Good practice! sleeve gathers
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wanted to make a loose fitting top which would be easy to wear over legging or slim pants. I love the yoke and collar on this pattern, and the cuffs. I wasn't sure the sleeves would work for me as they are quite full, but I went ahead and sewed the pattern as drafted. I do like the sleeves, which surprised me.
A beautiful piece of striped cotton which sadly holds some flaws in the weave. I love the colors and the drape of this fabric, and when I saw the flaws, it was clear that the fabric was going to be used for my camping wardrobe. Oh well, that's one of the downsides of online shopping. The pattern recommends stable knits, chambray and lightweight linen.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made very few alterations to this pattern.
1) I sewed 1" SA along sides (next time I will not take in so much near the bust).
2) I constructed the collar as directed but found it too big to fit correctly. I basted it on and then re-sewed the corners of the collar "points" to make it fit.
3) I narrowed the coff to 1 1/4" wide by basting it at that width and then trimming 1/2" off each cuff. cuffs
4) I did not construct the fabric belt. There is no worse look for me than a fabric belt getting lost in my fluff. Well, elastic will do the same for me and I avoid that too. belt
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I will. The yoke and collar are so cute, and the tunic is easy to wear. I like the casual look and the design lends itself to using some fun print combinations. View A will show up in my closet in the spring.
The pattern is recently OOP but it would be worth it to find and add to your stash. front view
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