Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Pattern Review- Butterick 5357, Peasant Top
This is my twelfth entry into the Pattern Stash Contest at Pattern Review.
Pattern Description: Loose-fitting pullover tops A, B, C, D, E have elastic casing at upper edge. B, C, E: self-fabric ties. C, D, E: sleeves have elastic casing. D: shoulder straps.
I made view A with short flutter sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: This pattern is available in XS to XXL, which is a size 4-26. I made a medium (12-14).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were super easy. This pattern would be great for a beginner- it went together in no time.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I'm a sucker for peasant blouses in the warmer seasons. I've made tons of them. I like this one for the sleeve variations- I usually make the kind with elastic in the sleeve so this one was a little different. I also like how you can wear it on or off shoulder. I don't have any dislikes.
Fabric Used: I used a cotton voile from Denver Fabrics. I spent about $10 to make this.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: My envelope had sizes Lrg- Xxl. I needed a medium so I sized it down. All I did was measure the difference in size between the large and x-large, and drew this in under the large. Very easy to do for this pattern. I also took about two inches off of the length.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'll probably uses this pattern again to make another view- maybe the one with elbow length sleeves. Like I said, this one would be great for beginners.
Conclusion: Easy, breezy peasant top!