#Butterick6217 – This was such a great pattern, quick to sew up and the fit turned out great, and is very flattering. I am planning to make both of the other versions. Seriously, I can’t rave enough about this pattern. Go buy it now! You won’t regret it!
For this one, I chose this red and white Swiss dot heavier weight quilting cotton I purchased at Wal-Mart for about $3/yd.
I was hesitant about the tie across the front. I wasn’t sure how it was going to lay or look, but once I got it put together and onto Millie I was in love! It’s such a fabulous detail!
The petal sleeves are a dream and as a sewist with large upper arms, I often have trouble fitting my upper arms into sleeves. I tend to sew a lot of sleeveless shirts because of this. This type of sleeve makes that problem non-existent. My arms fit beautifully and I don’t get that claustrophobic panic attack feeling when trying to take it off and it gets stuck… Someone please tell me I’m not the only one that does this??
I serged all of my seams and finished the facing with lovely red bias trim. My serger threads seem to be a little on the loose side on that outer edge… not sure what is going on there. I’ll have to work on that.
This is definitely a favorite top. It goes great with skirts and pants. I feel sassy and awesome when I wear it!
The fit is great from the back. This is a heavier weight cotton and it hugs my curves nicely.
The petal sleeves are awesome, fits the arms nicely and shows off the tattoos!! I need more sleeves like this in my life.
All in all, this was a fantastic make. I sewed this up in a day. Totaling about 5-6 hours worth of work. I bought the pattern on sale at Jo-Ann’s during one of their Butterick 3 for $5 sales. The fabric cost me about $6 for two yards. What a crazy deal!! The total cost of this top, $7.70!! Those are the moments, that really make sewing my own clothes totally worth it!
This is #vintagepledge make number 11!!
Until next time! Find more of my projects at www.misskacysews.com!