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|Butterick: 5804 (Misses'/Misses' Petite Top) - Type:Tops|
Review submitted in Fitted Blouse 2013 Contest
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|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
|patterns reviewed: 7|
|Posted on:||3/8/13 4:02 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/10/13 9:21 PM|
Butterick Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|See other patterns in this category: Tops |
|Available for sale on PR: $2.24 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: This is a loose-fitting top with a collar, buttons up in the front, has gathered sleeves, tucks between the bust and waist line, with a shaped hemline.|
Pattern Sizing:The pattern comes with sizes 6 through 22 all in one pattern. Way too many lines when your cutting out the pattern.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?I think it looks a lot like the photo on the front. I think my sleeves have more pouf then they show on the photo. I did not exactly want such poof but I don't mind it.
Were the instructions easy to follow?I am not sure all the instructions were easy, but after reading them, sleeping on it and rereading I finally got it.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the hemline. I wanted a top that was longer but not tunic length with a shirt tail hemline. (Not sure if thats the term for the hemline). The sleeves came out a big bigger in the gathered part then I wanted, but not a deal breaker.
I didn't like the instructions for the front self facing. I read it like a gazillion times, without even coming close to understanding it. This pattern says "See & Sew" right? Next I took the tissue pattern piece, folded it on all the lines trying to figure out what its suppose to look it. I figured if I can find out what it should look like maybe I can sew it some what close. NOPE, didn't get it. I started thinking this is going to be a "wadder" (trashed). So I slept on it and by the middle of the next day "BOOM" ohhh, I get it. I rushed back to the sewing machine and sewed that part up before I forget it again.
I used quilting fabric. I do like the weight of this fabric and I picked the fabric from the "specialty" quilt fabric section from JoAnn Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I didn't really make many changes to the pattern. I wanted this to be my fitted blouse for the contest. So I took the tucks in maybe a 1/4 inch, there are 4 of them so thats about an inch. I started with a size 12 and past the waist I cut it to a 14. I could probably take the waist in another 1/2 inch on either side for the contest but I really don't want to mess with it. I like the top now, I don't want to ruin it. I just don't trust my sewing skills enough.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I do have plans to sew it again. I bought another fabric at the same time. I figured if I get this pattern down, I should sew two blouses. My wardrobe is all tee-shirts from Old Navy. I want to expand it at least a little. But I do want to reduce the pouf a bit.
I found this top to be a bit more challenging then I assumed in the store. I finally got my top with a peter-pan collar (or something close). I learned tucks can be a great asset to shape a blouse and they are simple to do. They can create a nice waistline without being too fussy. Thanks to this contest, I actually made a button down blouse with sleeves, a collar and is fitted from the bust through the waist! (And I'm happy to have a new item in my closet, button down blouse. Who would have thunk it!)
Ok, I got my photographer to take a few pics (17 teen year old daughter with major attitude). She snapped off two pics and put the camera down and said you do it. I hope these pics are better. I think I may have a little issue with the back, but I don't know how to fix them. If anyone would like to put their 2 cents in, I would appreciate it. Photo here
back of shirt
I think maybe swayback issues? Short waist? Narrow shoulders? Maybe all three.
At any rate, I just love this shirt.
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