The Groundhog didn't see his shadow here ! I so hope it means a short winter !
Today, I'm showing you two Butterick pattern garments.
I've been sewing for myself to replace everyday tops and also trying out patterns that aren't too challenging to suggest to my sewers. I have nine ladies this year and it's quite a challenge to get to everyone when they are all making different things . I'm trying to steer them toward a couple of choices. Butterick 6393 is one of them and most of them want to make it.Yeah !!
I left out the sleeve ruffle and lengthened the sleeve about 3 "
It's a very simple pattern to sew and would be great for beginners. There are no facings . The edges are all turned under and top stitched At the neckline the collar is turned under and tacked at the back seam. It just took me a couple of hours from start to finish.
My fabric is a light to medium sweater knit bought at Fabricville. and has a moderate two way stretch. I bought this one in all three colours that were available (green and brown in addition to this red )
I've worn this one four times this week !! This is definitely going to be in my Spring Fashion Show in May !
My next Butterick garment is an OOP pattern , B5354.
This top is just different enough to not look like a t shirt but can be worn as one.
The only change I made was to add an inch to the side seams and then blouson it by adding elastic at the hemline. I cut it a little longer than ViewD but not as long as View B.
The fabric is a beautiful silky rayon jersey bought at Fabricville. I love the plum colour and the neckline in this one!
This week I'm working on Sandra Betzina's V1569. It will be another possible project for my sewing Group as well as a possible item for my next Fashion Show.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.