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Reviewed by:moni2day

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Posted on:3/23/14 9:22 PM
Project Photo:Butterick: 4685 by moni2day

Pattern Photo:Butterick 4685
Butterick Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Cotton- Lawn  [See other projects in this fabric]
This pattern has been extensively reviewed, but I thought I'd add my 2-cents as well.
Pattern Description:
Pullover top rated Very Easy. I made view D
Pattern Sizing:
8-10-12-14. I made the 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but it was not as flattering on me. It was pretty frumpy looking. I think there's a reason they show the model with it tucked in her trousers!
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Were the instructions easy to follow?
Pretty easy. I don't recall any difficulties.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that it was easy to assemble. I disliked the style. I found it to be pretty unflattering. I know there were a few other reviewers who felt the same way about it. I still wear it, though, when it is really warm outside and I don't care that I look a bit frumpy. The placement for the elastic waist ends up being closer to an Empire-type style when you wear it.
Fabric Used:
Cotton Voile from Fabric Mart
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only modification that I made was I enhanced the trim down the front. I added a fake placket and buttons with lace on both sides, instead of just a piece of lace as the pattern suggests.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't think I'll make it again; however, if I do, I'll move the elastic waist placement down a couple of inches.
This is a quick, easy to sew top, but it wasn't flattering on me.
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material excess said...
Thanks for the warning on the elastic!
3/23/14 11:49 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Very pretty. I really like the print and sorry you don't love it :/
3/24/14 11:19 AM
Someday2005 said...
I like it. I was thinking about making it. I will remember to take your advice about the elastic placement.
3/30/14 1:48 PM
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