In this case seven buttons and a big ‘IN YOUR FACE’ bow! 🙂
My latest make is the newly released Butterick 6217 by the lovely Gertie. There are so many things to love about this retro Summer top – the sweetheart neckline, the fit, the cute petal sleeves and THAT bow! So of course, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and get stitching!
After looking at the sizing on the envelope, the measurements indicated that I should cut a size 12 as this best suited my measurements. However, I have got myself into the habit of ignoring this information and checking out the finished garment measurements instead as these enable me to get the right amount of ease. Butterick tend not to put this information on the outside of their packaging for some reason, so after a little bit of wrestling with the pattern paper, I found the information I was looking for. I’m so glad that I did check this out as in the end I cut out a size 4 which ended up fine. Imagine if I had gone ahead and cut out the 12…
This fabric was bought on my trip to the Olympia earlier this year and is a lightweight cotton with a bit of stretch. It is lovely to work with and drapes really nicely as well as being bright and summery. I’ve noticed that my wardrobe has gained more colour since I’ve been sewing my own clothes! Has anyone else found this?
The pattern was really easy to follow and was whipped up in just a few hours and all I needed to buy were some buttons. Off I went to The Stitchery in Lewes to search of something a little retro. They have a really good selection of buttons and (after quite some time oohing and ahhing) I chose these little gems!
I’m really pleased with this top. It fits really beautifully and I love the 1950’s feel. It works well with jeans and I think that it would be really cute tucked into a skirt.
I’m already thinking of another one already – maybe with polka dots…