Monday, January 15, 2018

Second version of Butterick 6492 - playful navy and white

I been wearing my 1st version of stripes Butterick 6492 a lot since I made it feels really good. I also got many complements on it! that feels good too! It's an interesting pattern:
The front inserts and pockets are the best features. So I decided to make a quick second version without many changes or thinking. I have this interesting poly blend jersey for a long time and I had trouble pairing it with any pattern.  I alternated the 2 designs in the panels and I did all the seams this time though I with I would have skipped the back seam. The front seam added interest in a nice way though.
I also finished 2 sets for the kids.
Some gray plaid for Eva. Unfortunately the color doesn't work for her that well:
And some PJs for Andrei a bit to large. I didn't started as PJs but they ended up looking that way ....
I also went shopping this weekend so sewing 12 - shopping 6.No matter how much I sew I can't keep up with my fabric shopping...

Monday, January 8, 2018

Katherine Tilton stipes top with Butterick 6492

I have so many patterns for tops and dresses I really want to try so it seems the beginning of the year is a good time to cut into new patterns. This time is  Butterick 6492:
I was planning a Christmas version for this but I haven't got around to do it and used the fabric for kids outfits so after a lot of wondering I picked up a textured stripes fabric for this:
I skipped the seams in the back and the one between upper and lower front so I will not have to match stripes on those seams...
I could not match the stripes on the side since the angles were to different and for sleeve caps I could only match the lower stripes ... The lower front hem was more shaped but I kept it straight to go along stripes line. I did the sleeves normal length - not cropped as the pattern suggests.

I love facings ... a bit unusual for a knit top mat looks nice and clean:
The pockets are awesome. I am forever in love with them... I might do a new version just because of them...
Almost went fabric shopping on Saturday... but in the end stayed at home so 2018 : sewing 7 - shopping 0.