Friday, June 17, 2011
Butterick 5354 TNT
I've made this pattern once before out of some old (like 20 years old LOL) cotton interlock I had hanging around. I made up view C the first go around. I'm going to make that view again but I think I'll make the longer length and add an inch or so to the sleeves. They were just a touch short for me.
Once you get the pleats in the front, it makes up in a couple of hours. Totally easy t-shirt. This time I made it up in a really nice cotton/rayon knit from Sawyer Brook Fabrics. They said it was a print made up for Chicos. I only purchased 1.5 yards so I had to put a seam in the back. There are no darts but the pleats provide plenty of room for boobage. LOL.
Instead of using a facing, as they do in the pattern, this time I cut bias stripes of the fabric and just sewed a bias finish to the neckline. But that's pretty much the only thing I changed.
I have a turquoise knit I'll be making up next in this pattern; view C short sleeves this time.