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Butterick: 5857 (Misses' Top) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:CristinaP
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Posted on:10/16/13 5:01 PM
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Butterick: 5857 by CristinaP  
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Pattern Description: Close-fitting, pullover top has neckline variations, elasticized shoulders and upper sections, and narrow hem. A and B: overlays. B and C: sleeve slits. D: upper sections cut on crosswise grain. ... I made view D

Pattern Sizing: XS-S-M or L-XL-XXL, I made a medium.

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? Very easy, even for a beginner like me. Nothing complicated or hard.
I didn't follow the instructions exactly, as I used a serger and inserted clear elastic (where required) straight in the seam. For the narrow hems (sleeve slits, neck and bottom) I used wash away tape before sewing, and found it very helpful.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the sleeves, the v in the back and the fitted lower half.
No dislikes.

Fabric Used: Polyester knit I bought on sale at Fabricland.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't use the cutting layout suggested (cutting out all the pieces in a single layer), I cut them all out on folds.
As I mentioned before, I used my serger, and clear elastic. For the under-bust seam I tacked the elastic at the CB, CF and both sides, and I tried to stretch the elastic mostly in the parts with the bust gathers and let it go flat in the seam the rest of the way, so the look was not compromised.
Also, based on previous reviews I made the bottom (front & back) wider by 1/2", but in the end I removed the width as it was to loose on me.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes.
It is a cool top, and easy to sew, and this makes it a winner in my view.

Conclusion: Since making the top I had it on a couple of times, and had no issues with slippages.
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HRigg said...
Lovely top. I particularly like the sleeve design. Thanks for your helpful review and congrats on your first one. Many more in future perhaps?
10/16/13 5:12 PM
carolynw said...
Very pretty top - love those sleeves. Great fit
10/16/13 6:28 PM
AuntieShel said...
Great top and welcome to PR. Hope to see more of your reviews!
10/17/13 11:58 AM
aaltje said...
Thanks for the review! I love your top, great to see it is just like the picture. The pattern is in my stash, maybe time to get it out sometime soon...
10/19/13 11:14 AM
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