Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pattern Review: Butterick 5495 Knit Top

 I love this top!  I usually have good results with Butterick patterns and this is no exception.  Instructions are easy to follow and the top goes together very quickly.  I made a size smaller than my measurements instructed me too (oops, picked up the wrong size!).  But I love the results and get loads of compliements.  My daughter even wants to borrow them!
 I used a Norma Kamali slinky rayon knit for the one above and a different Kamali knit for the long sleeve version below.  I also made a green polka dotted sleeveless top.
I have to admit I skipped the stay stitching steps and several other steps too in the name of speed.  It worked fine.  Sewing knits doesn't have to be hard or scary, in fact, I used a straight stitch for all of these.

1 comment:

  1. Cynthia
    That is very nice and looks pretty on you


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