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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Late night sewing and B6132



   It's Christmas Eve y'all, where did the time go? I mean this year has flown right on by. I guess it's true, that time waits on no one. Well, back to the subject at hand, which is this cute top from Butterick, B6132.  I rarely get to a pattern as soon as it's released, but y'all I had to have this one. It's right up my alley with being non fussy, yet still has that cute factor going on...



 I made view B with the contrasting yoke and sleeves.  I used Ponte- knit for both fashion fabrics in this top. I made a 16 at the bust and graded to an 18 for the waist and hips. I also added 1" to the body of the pattern, but didn't have to add anything to the sleeves. This is a very simple pattern; however, there was trouble to be had, oh yes, there was lol! I mean I was getting along on my way, grinning at how fast things seemed to me moving along, right? And then BAM! That dang on back neck that the instructions tells you to do the whole narrow hem thing, yeah that! Can someone please say a hot mess dot com! LOL! I knew better than to do this, but see the thing is that the front has a facing/yoke piece. It's not like you can put a binding on this neck edge because of the contrasting pieces. So after ripping off that hot mess of a narrow hem, I ended up making a binding for just the back neck edge. I found I had to sew the neck binding into the shoulder seams on either side first, and then stitch on the remainder of the binding per usual.
close-up of the back neck binding
   I would say that even with the little bleep in the road, that this project still comes along great.. Just be mindful of the back neck edge if you're making this view. I started this top at midnight and was done at about 3am..Hey, I have to get it in when I can around here, LOL!

Back shot

Yoke front






 I have been heavy in my sewing room this week. I even managed to finally get my buttons on my blouse that has been waiting for buttons forever lol! I also made pattern mash-up, but I hated it on me, so boo :(.. Overall, this a great pattern, one that I would recommend if this is your thing, ya know! I hope everyone has  a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year.. I thank each and everyone of you for your words of encouragement throughout this year. See you in 2015!






~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!




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18 comments:

  1. Wow is this cute candice! So glad to see your post i just bought this pattern.

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  2. You are right, your top does have a "Cute Factor" Candice! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Faye, and Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  3. Oh I really like this top! It looks really cute on you! Great job and I love the black-and-white Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Myra! I love, love black-and white, it's one of my favorite color combos...Merry Christmas to you too Myra!

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  4. This is such a cute top. Love the contrasting fabric. I stay away from neckline facings, when possible I add bias binding, fold and stitch. I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Lucy! I definitely knew better, but I tell you I will be doing a bias binding, or facing in the future from the start..

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  5. Love that top. The binding worked out perfectly

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