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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 6009 (Misses' Top)

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Reviewed by:mdetka

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Posted on:3/12/14 8:54 PM
Last Updated:3/12/14 9:02 PM
Project Photo:Butterick: 6009 by mdetka

Butterick: 6009 by mdetka  Butterick: 6009 by mdetka  
Pattern Photo:Butterick 6009
Butterick Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
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Fabric:Polyester Crepe  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, pullover, mock wrap top has raised waist, front pleats, shaped hemline, tie-ends and narrow hem

Pattern Sizing: 6-22. I cut a size 16 on the upper front and a 14 everywhere else. Next time I would cut at least one size down.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes for the most part. Other than my slight pattern changes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes very! I didn't have to figure one thing out it was all right there! I was pretty satisfied!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I chose it because I had a crepe de chine that I wanted to use but almost all of my patterns are for knits. This was on sale from Butterick so I scooped it up. I liked the shaped hemline and the wrap top. I have also never used a pleat so I wanted to learn that skill.
It is drafted with a lot of ease, I may even be able to go down two sizes from my measurments.

Fabric Used: Polyester Crepe De Chine from FabricMart

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I pulled out my StyleArc Marie back yoke and used it as a guide for a back yoke detail, which I just laid over the rest of the back and stitched down.
I also did not use the pleat in the front bottom, instead I opted for a elastic gathered waistband. I am not too sure if I made the right decision with that yet, if I make another one I will stick with the pleat. It worked out for this print though.
I also stitched up the wrap because it was not working out, way too deep of a neck!
Left off the tie ends.
I should do a swayback alteration but.. I'll get there. And I kind of like the look of the full back, fitted front.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would like to sew it again to see if I could make it less "off" I also really liked working with crepe de chine!

Conclusion: I think I just made it too big and got a little over-adventurous with the elastic, but otherwise a quick pattern that was fun and easy to sew!
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Jrhee said...
Came out cute - pretty fabric!
3/13/14 2:44 AM
LTC said...
Pretty fabric looks nice with the tie ribbon.
3/13/14 6:16 AM
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