Happy Thursday! As I write this post its raining and has been raining for the last three days…..Dude where’s summer? ANyhow, tough trying to keep little people entertained. I consider myself an energy management specialist. You see my theory is: if I tire them out they will be less fussy when eating (plus they will be super hungry after burning off a lot of calories) and more importantly they will easily drop off to sleep :-). Easy enough to achieve when one can go outside – indoors its more challenging. C’est la vie.
Thank you so much for all your comments on my last post about my sewing queue. I am a bit of an efficiency freak – each new semester my undergrads get this intro “Good morning everyone! I am Hila and I am an operations management junkie and over the next 12 weeks I hope you will become ops junkies too!”. Yes I am a geek 🙂
Now moving on to the good stuff. I made this Butterick B5948 top almost 2 months ago. Its a loose-fitting, pullover top. I bought the pattern during my early sewing days (last year) where I just bought anything that was on sale (fess up, we all went through that stage right?). It came back to my attention after I decided that I needed a simple well fitting shell top that used less than 1m of fabric. The idea was I could buy 1m of expensive fabric (e.g. Liberty, Nani Iro) and be able to make a wearable top that could be thrown over jeans or a skirt.
I traced out View A, the sleeveless version and cut into some lilac linen. Adjustments required were as follows:
- 1.5″ sway back adjustment (not surprised).
- adjust shoulder angle taking in 1/4″ at neck end and blending to shoulder.
- took in 1/4″ at armhole to reduce gaping.
Its the same top I was wearing here tucked into a skirt.
Bias binding for armholes and neck. Maybe next time draft facings?
Making another one soon in this (rather pricey 1m length of fabric :-):
Verdict: Its a good woven tee pattern that has a lot of options with it. I love patterns that have a lot of options. Its also very fast to make up. It took 75 cm of fabric so it has met my requirement. I love when that happens!
Thanks for stopping by and happy sewing everyone!