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|Butterick: 5932 (camisole, dress, top, shorts a) - Type:Sleepwear |
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|Posted on:||7/31/13 12:33 PM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Poly-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|This review is for the camisole and I paired it with some little tap pants to make a babydoll set. You will not see those, and I added 3/4 length pants for the purposes of the review. Yes, I am totally modest |
Camisole (fitted through bust) has shoulder straps, and self-lined upper sections with elasticized back. Pullover dress has shaped hemline, wrong side shows. Top has collar. A and B: narrow hem. B and C: loose-fitting. Semi-fitted shorts or straight-legged pants have elastic waist. Purchased bow for B and trim for all garments.
Y (XS to M); ZZ (L to XXL)
I cut and sewed a small with no adjustments for petite. I normally sew a small through the shoulders to med at the bust. The bodice rides up a little bit but my fabric is very textured and in hindsight, I should have used tricot for the bodice lining instead of self lining. boob shot
The pattern appears to be standard for the Big 4, and they are telling the truth when they say "...close fitting through the bust".
The finished measurements for MY project are:
straps 13 1/2" bodice to back
back bodice width 14"
front bodice under bust 17 1/2"
bodice length at center w/ gathers 4"
skirt length 16"
NOTE-remember the bodice has elastic and I used a stretchy knit. My bust is 35-36.
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, they are clear and will result in a nice top. However, I did not follow them after steps 7 & 8 as I wanted the straps to be inserted into the bodice, not attached on the outside. I added some info below on that change. Otherwise, the instructions are fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the straps and bodice on the camisole, along with the soft folds of the skirt. The pattern includes pants/shorts, and a shirt and gown. There are lots of possibilities in this loungewear pattern, including using the cami as a top to wear with jeans.
I used a novelty knit from stash, and look forward to making this pattern again using the RECOMMENDED fabrics! "Designed for light weight woven fabrics and stable knits. FABRICS: Lawn, Cotton Jerseys, Satins." I am not saying it didn't work as I really like the effect, but the process would be so much easier in a stable knit, a jersey or a fine cotton. My poly knit/mesh combination required basting and fiddling to handle the different weights and textures. tools and decisions
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. I used clear elastic on the bust gathers at step 2.
2. I did not turn in my seam allowances at step 7 as I used a bulky knit.
3. At step 8, I basted the lining and bodice together so I could insert straps when ready. I wanted to do all the fitting before adding straps and sewing. basting
4. At step 14, I added 1" twill tape for the casings rather than turm under the fashion fabric. casings
5. At step 17, I finished the seams by making a faux flat fell seam. This was only necessary to sew down some of the fluttery pieces in the knit.
6. Steps 19-21 were replaced with inserting the straps into the bodice, and stitching all together. strappy pic
7. I did not add lace to the bodice so Step 22 was not done.
8. I added lace to the hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely on both counts. This is a good pattern for sleepwear and comes together well. Highly recommended. If you are new to knits, don't do what I did and use a novelty knit... My rating of "recommend, with modifications" comes from the finishing directions in the pattern. I think attaching the straps on the OUTSIDE of a garment rather than inserting them is a sketchy way of doing the work.
I love my babydoll nightie. So does DH.
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