2/9/15

Butterick 5954 & Butterick 6065 V.2


I am still in a tunic state of mind and with New York's biting cold temps, tunics are playing major ball in my casual Friday wardrobe. My latest make is a tunic using two patterns (Butterick 5954 & Butterick 6065) that I morphed last summer.  

Butterick 5954: Close fitting & flared pullover tunic with front variations, shaped hemline.  Versions C and D has a collar.


Butterick 6065: Misses jacket, top, dress, skirt & pants.  Fitted pullover top is close fitting through bust.  Versions A, B & C wrong side shows on shaped hemline.

For V.2  I used a teal waffle textured fleece knit with one-way stretch.  It has a tight textured knit on one side and brushed fleece on the other side.  I'd purchased several cuts at Fulton Fabrics last year and used a few cuts to make robes for gift giving and really like the plushness of the fabric, ease of sewing and that there wasn't a fusillade of fuzz balls while handling.



Although the fabric has one-way stretch, I played it safe and added 1/4" to front & back pattern pieces. However, ended up removing give or take 1/4" from the back center seam.  All the seams were serged and stitched down the seam allowances.



For the neckline, I basted the overlapping fronts, folded to the wrong side and final stitched. As for the shaped hemline, I made lil cuts at the curvature and used steam-a-seam to anchor down the fold and final stitched.  The sleeve hems were just folded to the inside and final stitched as well. Although the fabric is plush, its not super bulky, but will say the seams were a tad bulky.  To solve that, after final stitching the neckline, hemline & sleeves, with a press cloth I ironed, then placed my clapper and it worked.



It worked perfectly for the hemline & sleeve hems, as for the neckline ...mmm... not so perfect.  The back neckline suffered gaposis and guessing I was a lil too dayummm happy with ironing down the bulky seam.




...I was able to remedy the problem with Debbie's Awesome Gaposis Fix. Threaded my needle with elastic thread and snaked the thread starting at one shoulder seam and continuing on to the next shoulder seam, adjusted as needed, tied off the ends, and I was in the land of sewing paradise.... lol



The fabric is so comfy, provided warmth and insulation in that I didn't have to layer up when I wore it.  Paired it with express double knit skinny pants, boots, threw on my coat, donned a scarf & hat and I was ready for ole' man winter.
Until then,

Everyone Have a Great Week.





30 comments:

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Sheila you know you look good!

Faye Lewis said...

Great look Sheila and love the color.

Anonymous said...

that looks really really nice - you did a great job and it looks plush and so very warm. color is amazing on you

cynthia

Robin said...

The top is beautiful and looks nice and toasty. Love that last pic: "Boss lady in charge". lol

Lori said...

I love this And you look great in your top.

Andrea said...

I feel cozy just looking at this. The color is nice on you.

Sheila said...

Thank you Serenity.

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye.

Sheila said...

Thank you Cynthia.

Sheila said...

Thank you Robin.

Sheila said...

Thank you Lori.

Sheila said...

Thank you Andrea.

SewNewbie said...

Very pretty and love the color

Sheila said...

Thank you SewNewbie.

Etta Green said...

I love this top, I think I have both patterns. I will have to put these two on my to do list. And thanks for sharing the info about the elastic thread. That tip come in handy. Great job!

Sheila said...

Thank you Etta.

Dorothy DotDot said...

Sheila, it looks more fitted on you than on the pattern and for that reason, I would really like this pattern. You look awesome in that beautiful color!

Sheila said...

Thank you Dorothy.

Nerline Germain said...

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velosewer said...

Great colour. Great fabric. Great look.

Sheila said...

Thank you Nerline.

Sheila said...

Thank you Maria.

Noriecreates said...

Looks great and thanks for the tip on fixing gaposis!

Sheila said...

Thank you Norie.

Myra said...

Very pretty Sheila! I really like the color and fabric you chose for this pattern! I also love the adjustments you made to the pattern it makes for very flattering fit...great job!

Sheila said...

Thank you Myra.

Cas... said...

Fabulous as always!

Sheila said...

Thank you Cassandra.

Aminat said...

Great top, looks so comfy...

Sheila said...

Thank you Aminat.