I finished my FIRST garment for 2018!
In true "mom" style, my photos are in my kids' playroom today--mostly because it was the room with the best light!
It has been an interesting week at our household, with more SNOW in Georgia (don't worry, it has melted already)! But my kids were out of school for two days, so I spent a lot of my time helping them with online assignments. Somewhere in the midst of all of our time together, I got a few sewing sessions in, and I am here to talk about my re-do of Butterick 6526.
It is a "close-fitting pullover top with a shaped hemline." For my second version, I sewed a size 12 without any adjustments, though I still wouldn't call this top close-fitting.
In hindsight, my only change for a future version would be to add an inch of length. Right at the bottom center front where the fabric intersects is the place where I wish it was longer. I tried this top with a tank underneath it, but it bunches in a weird way.
For construction, there are only 3 pattern pieces. You end up having a total of 4 pieces with the sleeves included. Sounds easy, right? Well, the front pieces are cut on the bias, and therein lies my issue with this pattern.
The instructions are very easy to follow, though I did get a little turned around on one of the illustrations. Other than that, this top is nothing difficult to assemble, just make sure to mark appropriately, and differentiate between right and wrong sides because it can get a little confusing with the shape of the garment pieces.
My fabric choice for this top is a lovely sweater knit from a new-to-me source, Michael Levine. I was super pleased when it came in the mail, and I LOVE the way everything was packaged and labeled. I will definitely order from them again!
Overall, this is an o.k. top that I will wear for now. It is not what I had in mind, and I will not be revisiting it for a third time, lol!
Up next I am working on finishing my Sewaholic Renfrew top, and completing the fit on my pants sloper. It has been a busy month, and I can't believe there is still more of January left! I will check in next week with an update.