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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5997 (Misses/Women's Top)

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Reviewed by:megumi

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Posted on:2/26/14 11:19 PM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5997 by megumi

Pattern Photo:Butterick 5997
Butterick Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Chambray  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Loose fitting, pullover top has collar band, shaped hemline, and narrow hem.
Pattern Sizing:
8-24W, I made a size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wanted to copy a style I saw in a magazine and this style came close, there was a lot of hand stitching inside which gives it a clean finish but did take more time
Fabric Used:
Cotton chambray with tiny polka dots, from Joann Fabrics, Lisette collection
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I combined the elements of several views, shortened the bodice .5" and the sleeves 3.25", made a small broad back adjustment (all typical adjustments for me) and widened the hips slightly (personal preference). I also didn't do any of their cuff options but instead used the cuff from my Wiksten Tova top. I didn't realize the neckline was so low, too low for me. So, next time I will raise it about 2" and maybe shorten the sleeves 3" more to make them 3/4 length.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would like to sew it again in a rayon challis.
I like this loose style and some of the details like the gathers/pintucks. I like that they did not design it too big around the body.
Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope)Click to Buy
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MrsCharisma said...
Very cute. I like this style and the fabric choice!
2/27/14 5:17 AM
Truegem said...
Nice job!
3/5/14 5:09 AM
kimmielovesparis said...
Cute top!
7/6/14 11:23 AM
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