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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 6025 (Misses' Top, Tunic and Dress)

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Reviewed by:Dellia45
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Posted on:3/11/14 9:58 AM
Project Photo:Butterick: 6025 by Dellia45

Butterick: 6025 by Dellia45  
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very 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:Cotton Broadcloth  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Misses Dress, top, and tunic. Hs pleats with a fitted bodice and shaped hemline, also requires a zipper.

Pattern Sizing: 8-16

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? Yes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I made the top because I wanted a peplum top. I liked that it actually looked like a peplum. I think the pleats gave it the flare that it needed.

Fabric Used: Cotton broadcloth.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Where to begin? The one that started it was step12. I didn't like the way the pattern wanted the armholes so I completely stitched the seam for the shoulder side and left the armhole side free from dot to dot. Then I tucked the front right side through the back wrong side and stitched completely around. Trimmed the excess then stitched close to the seam. I didn't have a regular zipper so I installed an invisible zipper. The invisible zipper made the blouse appear poured on. I was almost about to put a 16" regular in on the side, but since I had never sewn this pattern before I felt I should try to stay as close to the pattern as possible. Other than the shoulder assembly and the zipper, I didn't make any other alterations.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? No. I like the look of the dress and the tunic, but this pattern had a certain feeling to it that didn't bring me to elation once I was finished.
Yes, I recommend this pattern with a few exceptions.

Conclusion: I like to be wowed by a pattern. This pattern has a good presence, but it lacked a certain pow that would make me want to go more rounds. I do recommend the experience at least once because the construction was interesting and fun. If you make the top realize that this is not the average peplum top and think more along the lines of making a dress. This idea should help you get through some of the steps. I chose cotton for my fabric, but I can see this top/dress in so many other fabrics. You just have to like the pattern in order to make it happen. Maybe in the future I might adventure into this challenge again. However, today is not the future.
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CraftAddict said...
3/11/14 10:22 AM
charliegirl127 said...
I'm sorry it didn't wow you--it certainly wowed me. I never noticed this pattern before. Your verson is great.
3/11/14 10:55 AM
atymonw said...
I love this whole outfit on you! Beautiful for spring.
3/11/14 1:20 PM
SewLibra said...
Cute peplum top! It looks very much like the pattern envelope photo.
3/12/14 0:41 AM
Nancy Rhodes said...
Nice and bright… sharp look for the coming spring. I like it and think you wear it well and look fab. Put it on again in a few weeks and I bet you find the WOW.
3/12/14 8:31 AM
MNBarb said...
I love your comments about this top.I have often been un-wowed by a pattern. I just bought this but your review text may have scared me off. Your photo looks great!
8/14/14 10:24 PM
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