7/17/12

Butterick 5709 Repeat

Butterick 5709:   Pullover, blouson top has extended shoulders, elasticized, seamed waist and narrow hem. A and B: loose-fitting. B: handkerchief hem. C and D: very loose-fitting, bias, mock wrap front gathered into forward shoulder seams. D: self belt and elasticized sleeve hems. Purchased camisole, belt and bias tape to finish necklines and armholes.






This is my third take on this blouse, however, I only have two, the first one which was made in a white embroidered cotton/blend didn't make the cut.



For my latest version, I used a printed polyester georgette fabric (purchased at Fulton Fabrics) and used the same construction method as with the first two, serging all the seams and omitting the elastic & casing.

 This pattern does not have darts, but once I did a 3/4" fba, horizontal darts were created.  Once the darts were sewn and the blouse was mostly completed, I tried it on and  the top was too tight near my armpits...0_o.  On my second version, I removed the dart stitches and made them smaller which worked and for this blouse I tediously removed the dart stitches all together, tried on again and all was good... mmmm






Unlike the first top which I made bias trim, that ended badly, for the second one and this one, I stay stitched the neckline, serged and fold to inside doing a 1/4" hem and final stitched.  For the armholes, I just serged and fold to the inside and final stitched.



Aside from my alterations/changes (and still new to FBAs), this is an easy pattern and perfect for beginners.  My favorite detail is the center pleat on the peplum.


Another one is definitely in the making and hoping I can solve my dart issues.

Until then Have A Great Week



16 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is a total aside, but is that Dooney & Burke purse in the second pic? Just wondering...you know purse fanatic to another purse fanatic! *LOL*

Sometimes simple and uncomplicated works best...as is shown by this latest version of a very pretty top! Gotta give you props though...I stay far away from the polyester chiffon/georgette!

Sheila said...

Thank you Carolyn, The tote bag is an Anne Klein. My pockets are too shallow for a Dooney & Burke...lol

Faye Lewis said...

I've had that pattern sitting on my desk since your last post about that pattern. I really like both of your renditions.

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

You had to do a fba?

Sheila said...

Thanks Faye.

Serenity: Yes, I feel that for my woven garments I need to do an FBA, especially being 2 sizes above a B cup.

Rosie said...

Another great version Sheila! Just what this weather calls for - simple and cool.

Irene said...

Lovely top! It does take a few tries to get the fit just right.

Sheila said...

Thanks Rosie & Irene.

Mary said...

I really like this shape on you-it is a classic look and very flattering. You do beautiful work. I have a few similar patterns and was disappointed in them as the elastic was totally unattractive on me. But leaving it off-great idea!

Diana said...

This is so simple yet so stylish. I love your tops and you look great in all the pics!

Sheila said...

Thanks Mary & Diana.

gwensews said...

That's a very nice looking blouse. It's good alone, or could be worn under a jacket. Nice sewing!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very nice and I'm not surprised. I love the lace up shoes also !

Lynneb said...

Well now, that is such a good basic top! You can really have fun with pattern and print with this one. Very flattering, too!

Sheila said...

Thank you.

MAD14kt said...

Sheila Baby I am loving your tops...see how you trying to get me to buy it, LOL :)