Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fast and easy top (B5355)

First one down. Here is a review of a fast and easy butterick 5355 top....

Fabric: Sheer polyester from my stash.. I think I got it from Fabricland reminant area, because I had just 1 m.

Pattern Description: Very loose-fitting pullover tops, have elbow or full length raglan sleeves......Views A, B, C , D
Pattern Sizing: Xsm-Sml-Med. I cut medium and view C

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Pretty much but with few modifications

Were the instructions easy to follow:  Very easy and straight forward,

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made  few changes.
(a) I did not follow the instruction regarding the neck finishing, instead of encasing the neck with double fold bias tape , I finished the raw edges with single fold bias tape and pressed the edges down to enclose the raw edges, and slipstitched it in place. I like the neck this way.
(b )Also I used roll hem stitch to finish the sleeve and the hem
(c) I also used fench seam throughout.
(d) My fabric wasn't enough so instead of cutting the back on fold as the pattern suggested, I cut 2 back sections and joined them together with french seam.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the raglan sleeve,  nothing to dislike.  

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, to whoever likes this type of style

Conclusion: Fast and easy.......might make one more sometime

In another news
Based on my last post I received more email regarding the thread magazine giveway and I had just 7, so all have been sent to the 3 sistahs that asked first.

Greytone asked if I can make a copy of the "Inside Chanel Jacket," I have to check if this is legal, I can do this and send it to you for NO FEE. Please if anybody knows if this is legal I will appreciate your input... Greytone you can send me a mail and we go from there, I couldn't leave a comment or send you mail from your blog............................

 That's all for now friends..............Enjoy the rest of the week.