Sunday, April 21, 2013

Butterick 5826, a Second Version

B5826! Well, I've gotten this pattern out of my system.  Disappointing, really. But It's my own fault, a matter of wrong fabric choice.

Ok, the first version, my muslin  was. pretty but the fabric had me screaming in frusrtation. A polyester satiny thing so what could I expect, right?

My second version is a poly crepe with a nice drape and would have worked in a lighter colour but see how it is very blah in this navy print. There are no  styling accents visible.

I like it better with the sleeves rolled up and fastened with white contrasting D rings.

The print and colour of my first version was more suited to this very simple pattern.

I had added a couple of inches to the length in the first version but decided to stick to the pattern length in the second one. I prefer the first version.

And that's the end of the story.

I have other things to show you but I don't have time to post them. I'm leaving for Ottawa Wednesday and have a lot to do before I get there.

More in a couple of weeks from


SarahLizSewStyle said...

Diana, I like the d-rings as well, and although the shirt looks a bit ordinary on the dummy, it actually looks really great on you! I think it is a lovely smart casual blouse.

Ann-Britt Uhrbom said...

I don´t think it´s bad at all - it looks very classic and good on you!

Sally said...

To be honest I prefer the blue one. Looks good on you :)

Nina Salter said...

Hi Diana
I need help with the collar portion of this shirt can you please help me?