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Butterick: 5965 (Misses' /Women's Jacket, Top, Dress, Skirt and Pants) - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:MrsCharisma
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Posted on:10/30/13 10:49 PM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5965 by MrsCharisma

Butterick: 5965 by MrsCharisma  Butterick: 5965 by MrsCharisma  
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
See other patterns in this category: Dresses    Tops    Coat/Jacket    Pants    Skirts    
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Fabric:Polyester Charmeuse  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:

Pattern: Pullover top has back neck slit, button, self-loop, and narrow hem and flounce.

Me: LINED pullover top...Also has gathering at front and back neckline.

Pattern Sizing:

8-16, I cut a size 14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?


Were the instructions easy to follow?

Very intuitive, 3 piece pattern

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I love the style of the top, it was exactly what I had in mind when these patterns were released. The gathering is pretty and the flounce is nice BUT it's short. In this pic, I hadn't hemmed it yet. I'm not sure if I'm going to wear the top...I'll probably consider this a muslin and get a nicer fabric to try it again.

I also dislike the way they had you do the elastic casing.

Fabric Used:

A poly charmeuse that was one of the FIRST pieces of fabric that I purchased when I learned to sew. This before I knew what a pain silky/satiny fabrics could be. I ended starching it before cutting and laying down tissue paper underneath. This made cutting much easier (thanks everyone for that tip!)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I did not line the top. I was unsure about my fabric and didn't want to invest that much into this version. Therefore, I ended up using binding on the neck with lackluster results.

1/2" narrow shoulder adjustment. On version #2 I'd lengthen the top.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I think I will. I think it can be a workhorse in a wardrobe and it's pretty quick and easy to sew.


I'm not hating the pattern, just unsure of the fabric. I'm going to try it again.
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TGWGWS said...
The top is very cute and looks great on you. Looks great with the suit too. I agree with you about the slithery fabric. That is a great tip on starching first. Thanks!
10/31/13 1:10 AM
trinicity said...
Very cute, I also have this on my to do list
10/31/13 7:12 AM
canei said...
I like it...let's see #2....Thanks for the review.
10/31/13 7:26 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Thanks ladies! I have to find some pretty fabric! :)
10/31/13 9:08 AM
CraftAddict said...
I wouldn't totally scrap it. I think it works underneath a jacket.
10/31/13 11:25 AM
JDpenelope said...
Now that you know the pattern needs to be lengthened, it should work well for you. It's cute, simple, and quick. Thanks for tips, too.
11/4/13 3:00 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Good point CraftAddict and JD. Thanks!
11/5/13 9:24 AM
rebe said...
Very Cute!!! I think I will try this one.
2/19/14 6:04 PM
Sheenagh said...
Very pretty and also versatile ... great with or without blazer!
3/10/14 7:35 PM
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