A simple top

April 13th, 2011

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!

Butterick 5610

Butterick 5610

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.

One Response to “A simple top”

  1. I am so glad I found your blog after Vogue posted your dress on FaceBook. I really love your creations. I’m going to get this Butterick pattern this weekend when it goes on sale at Joann’s. Thaks for the review.

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