5/29/14

Butterick 6065

Every year I am on the hunt for the perfect summer top.... easy & breezy.  I believe I found it in Butterick's Lifestyle Wardrobe 6065 sleeveless pullover top with the cutest front shaped hemline.


The pattern boldly states Fast  & Easy and I was able to sew it straight out of the envelope.  Ok it wasn't that fast & easy, but easy and quick enough to do it in under 4 hours.  I chose the sxm - med sizing and cut the medium after measuring the pattern pieces, despite the sizing on the envelope which states that a medium is for a 34-36 bust... umm yeah nope... the medium worked for my 40Ds perfectly.

The pattern calls for cutting the front twice.... umm yeah nope 2times with a twist.  I wasn't in the mood for that, mainly because I was working with a horizontal stripe.  Let's take a minute and bow our heads in prayer that I did not do that... it would have been a tragedy.  Instead, I cut both pieces on the fold and took the shaped hemline a lil deeper than the notch point.  Would have liked to take it a lil higher up, but Ms. Thang has fallen off the workout wagon.. so ummm yeah no peek-a-boo belly...lol



If one takes a closer look there is a dayummm snag running vertically down the top.  I noticed it and thought it was a hard crease.  The fabric was washed some time ago and left folded on my cutting table. Shame the devil and tell the truth... this is what I get when I don't thoroughly check my fabric during purchasing. On the other hand I can't be mad, I purchased the poly-lycra stripe for a $1.00/yd from Virgo Fabric in January.... right????.... say it with me... you can't me mad.


Initially I was going to scrap it being that I have a yard left, but decided to push on, because truly it fits perfectly and it would work well as a weekend top.  So I pushed on and added sleeves from Butterick 5672.  To ensure I stitched the shaped hemline correctly, I used steam-a-seam to anchor the fold line and then final stitched. Thereafter, used steam-a-seam again to ensure that I matched up the side seams, and again final stitched.  For the neckline and arm hems I just serged and folded to the inside & final stitched...

Despite the hiccup, I loooooooooooooooooooooooooove this top.




Of course, I couldn't have just one.  For the second version, I used a poly knit coral lace that I purchased at Flatbush Fabrics during a Good Friday excursion.  For this version I had to go full throttle with the steam-a-seam to ensure the raw edges did not shift and become deep throat in the feed dogs.



I was sailing along smoothly until while stitching down the seam allowance, I ended up catching fabric that was not part of the seam allowance.... uggh.  However, all was not lost I pulled out my trusty Carson Illuminated Magnifier and ripped out the over zealous stitches....

... and all was right with the world again.


Again I added sleeves and used New Look 6697.  This one took just as long as the first one, despite the pattern being cut already, but its done and I am loving this pattern.  I tell ya... my new name is Rebecca the Repeater for this top.


This top is so sexy cute....

Until the next time...

Have an Awesome Friday and a Beautiful Weekend.

48 comments:

Lori said...

These are two fabulous tops, I will need to get this pattern.

Pam said...

Sheila -- This is just adorable -- great job and great results!

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Love it

Sassy SEWer said...

Sheila, you worked that! Love the look! I'm gonna buy this one. thanks for the inspiration.

Shelly said...

What a great little top! I love both versions. I'm sure you will get a lot of wear out of them.

alethia said...

OMG, you look fabuloussss! I loveeee the stripe top. MMMM I will be adding that pattern to my list of must have.

Linda said...

I recently purchased this pattern during a Club BMV sale. I am glad to see your tops, I know I am going to love this pattern. I want to add short sleeves also. Both of your tops look great and fit your perfectly!! Great looking fabrics for both and I would not mess up those stripes either with a center seam!

It's Melanie Darling said...

Absolutely love these tops. I would have never consider how cool this could be.

Sheila said...

Thank you Lori. Definitely get, it makes a perfect summer top.

Sheila said...

Thank you so much Pam.

Sheila said...

Thank you so much Serenity.

Candice said...

Fabulous Sheila!

Sheila said...

Thanks so much Sassy SEWer.

Sheila said...

Thanks so much Shelly. I could use a few more.

Sheila said...

Awwww Thanks so much Alethia. It's definitely a must have.

Sheila said...

Thanks so much Linda.

Sheila said...

Thanks so much Melanie Darling.

Sheila said...

Thanks so much Candice.

Linda T said...

A very cute top! I agree, you have found your great summer top!

Dorothy DotDot said...

Very cute tops!

Sheila said...

Thank you Linda T.

Sheila said...

Thank you. Ms. Dorothy.

Nakisha said...

:DROOL: I completely ignored this pattern with that envelope photo but it is on my list to pick up next weekend at Hancock's sale!!!! I love this and I am always a fan of 1 yard tops!

Clio said...

Sharp! What a great top(s)! Now I'm kicking myself for not ordering this pattern during the Memorial Day BMV sale.

SEWN said...

Very cute! I never even noticed this pattern before.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Oh my ...love love these tops! Super cute and stylish.

Positively Necie said...

Lovely tops and I bought the pattern a couple of weeks ago.

Sheila said...

Thank you Ladies for the Beautiful compliments.

SewOm said...

Awesome pattern! Both tops look fabulous. Once again, you're inspiring sewists everywhere - especially me.

paloverdeblooms said...

Wow! You look fabulous in these tops. Wish I'd purchased this pattern during the last BMV sale--but I just checked and I'll be getting the pattern at the Hancock's sale next weekend. Thanks so much for inspiring me.
—Paloverde

Faye Lewis said...

I try so hard not to copy people. Who am I kidding, I'm making that top! Very cute Sheila, I'm about to do a pattern stash dive to see if this pattern is in the house. If not, I'll grab it on my next pattern run. Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea said...

Here it is I'm trying to behave myself with regarding to buying more patterns and you had to go a post one I totally slept on. Oh well, I guess I'll be heading over to Joanns for the Butterick sale next week.

Both tops look fantastic on you. Beautiful job.

Sheila said...

Hi SewOm and thank you so much.

Sheila said...

Thank you so much Paloverdeblooms. Actually I will be buying a second one I want when butterick patterns go on sale next week at joanns. I want to a high low version of it.

Sheila said...

Hi Faye and thanks so much. Sewing and sharing is all about inspiration, go for it.

Sheila said...

Thanks so much Andrea. We all try to contain pattern purchasing, but can't help being inspired by others.

Myra said...

Sheila these tops are gorgeous! I really love both of them! The color on that lace one is absolutely luscious! I'm with Andrea on this...I'll be heading out to get this pattern for a couple of these in my wardrobe too!

Nik said...

I have so much respect for the time you took to align those sleeve stripes with the body stripes. These tops are too cute.

Adriennes Essentials said...

Pretty Tops!!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Myra. Looking forward to your version.

Sheila said...

Thank you Nik.. I basted and ripped out those sleeves about 3 times til I got it right.

Sheila said...

Thank you Adrienne.

Terri Berry said...

You ain't no 50. Cute and low key sexy! Love them both and the styling is on point! WERK!!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Terri.

Andrea said...

Wow, the orange top is gorgeous. Call me a copy cat, but this is definitely on my list now.

Knitaholictoo said...

Yessss! Dyin' for that hair too! ;)

Sheila said...

Thank you Andrea. Looking forward to your version.

Sheila said...

Than you Sheila.