For me, finishing one garment in 3 days is actually quite fast. It could take me a month or so to create a more complex garment. This top took me a total of 12 hours across 3 days. Let’s say I charge myself $50 per hours, this would be a $600 top! But of course the enjoyment I got from creating something is, like Mastercard says, priceless!
This top is Butterick 5610. I don’t see any review on Patterreview.com yet.
“MISSES’ TOP: Very loose-fitting, pullover tops A, B, C, D. A, B: yoke extends to sleeves, front pleats and topstitch trim. B: contrast yoke and elasticized lower edge. C, D: neck band, extended shoulders and partially stitched front pleats. D: elasticized lower edge.”
Mine is View B, which is the bottom right one in the drawing.
I am supposed to use a woven fabric for this top, but I decided that I want to use this knit fabric. Because of this choice, I used a size smaller than I normally would, and I also stabilized the bejesus out of all the horizontal seams using fusible and sewn-in stay tapes – the neck line, the yoke seam and the sleeve hems. Except I didn’t stabilize the hem, because that part needs to remain stretchy so my body can get through it.
I like the pleats in the front. It’s little hard to see them with this busy fabric.
I already wore this top 3 times since I finished it 2 weeks ago. I realized that the simpler the garment, the more I wear it.