9/28/08

ETA..... Butterick 3344


Misses fitted knit tops with neck variations.


Version A: long sleeve mock wrap, B: ruched long sleeve fitted tee, C: long sleeve pullover. D: short sleeve turtleneck w/ back zipper and E: Cowl neck tank.


Pattern Sizing: 18-22, Sav-a-thon was having an OOP $1.99 sale and majority of the patterns were plus size, and purchased it with the intent to downsize.



Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope: Somewhat


Were the instructions easy to follow: Yes, I barely looked at the instructions for assembling the body of the top. However, I did glance at the instructions for the collar.


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern: There isn't anything to dislike about this pattern.




Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: The pattern instructions call for gathering at the ends of the collar, instead, I folded the collar in half on the wrong side, serged the ends, then turned to the rightside and serged the bottom, thereafter sewed to the neckline. The pattern also calls for a center back zipper and didn't think it was necessary and cut the back on the fold and did a 3-1/2" opening at the center back, serged and fold back edges and final stitched. For closure I used 2 snaps. I finished the top by serging the the bottom of the top as well as the sleeves and then folded 1/4" for hem.


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others. I'm not sure and that may be due to the high sheen of the fabric, but definitely recommend it to others.



Conclusion: My daughter's first words when she saw me trying it on, was it looks like a straight jacket..lol. Then she cautioned me, that if I decided to wear it, make sure to wear my hair down and it looks better with a vest over it or under a suit. I whole heartily agree with her and think the high sheen of the blouse and the style I chose is overbearing.



Actually when I tried the blouse on after I'd baste stitched the sleeves in I immediately looked like a member from Star Trek....haha!



I will definitely wear it, but with a vest over it or under a suit, which tones it done considerably.

19 comments:

Pajnstl said...

Ms. Sheila, That is soooo pretty. I love that pattern on the shirt.

Lesalicious said...

Cute shirt. Love the print of the shirt so cute. Great job as always:) Now I have to get back to be inspired by sewing again.

toy said...

this came out great, its simple but the fabric is awesome

Cas... said...

Nice top! Funny comments from your daughter. A straight jacket huh? LOL!

Keep up the good work!

Angelia said...

A straight jacket! lol!
I don't think so... but I can see how the fabric might be 'too much' for everyday.. it would be pretty for cocktails or holidays...
Putting the vest over it is perfect for everyday wear though.
Love the look!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

*LOL* at the Star Trek comment...well you knew it was going to be a "loud" top and that you would have to temper it...the black vest seems to be doing a great job of it!

Mary Sarah said...

It looks great! I like the vest with it too! Star Trek! LOL! Too funny.

Andrea said...

I think it looks very pretty, but of course I'd have to see it on you. I do think that what DD said was cute though.

Star Trek use to be one of my favorite shows!! =)

artist1lisa said...

Very pretty top.You and your daughter have a sense of humor.LOL

Cathy said...

As much as I love the top and love the fabric, DD was right--it needs a vest or jacket to tame it.

Faye Lewis said...

Nice work!

Cheryl Wray said...

That fabric is so cool!!!!

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

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Faye Lewis said...

Ok, that is really a great SUIT BLOUSE! Looks great! You asked what I had decided about a belt for the cape. Well, I made the self belt from the pattern and will probably use that, but...I am never a big fan of self belts for some reason or another. I might still experiment with some other purchased belts to see what I can come up with.
ANY SUGGESTIONS!!!! I trust your fashionista judgment.

Susan said...

I love what you did. I think it is so classy and I would absolutely rock that with the vest! Soooo fab!

del said...

Oooo, nice! So you didn't want to look like Lt. Uhura, huh?? LOL. I love the top, especially with the jacket.

Lesalicious said...

Love it. Looks nice. You just keep on sewing you just keep inspiring me to sew sew sew.:) great job.

Tany said...

It turned out quite well! What a gorgeous looking top!

kasizzle said...

Great looking top! I love the way you can mix and match it for different looks.