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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Mad for plaid B5526

Paired my new top with my faux fur vest S2285

  I wanted a Buffalo plaid shirt for the longest time now. I had been searching for this print forever, seriously y'all, and I finally so happen to come across 4 yards of this flannel from Jo-Ann's of all places :). Now, I am by no means a pro with this plaid matching thing; however, I think I did an okay job. Trying to match plaid is not what I call a fun time, no indeed lol. I've had this shirt just sitting waiting on buttons for over two weeks now,sigh!

I could have used another inch, but I'd already added 2" :( ..
I think that Butterick tops run small on me length wise.

 Yesterday was my hubby's birthday and I  wanted something casual but cute to wear to Dave and Busters;therefore, that meant making buttonholes and sewing on buttons. I even tried to bribe my sweet husband to sew on buttons, no such luck :)... This top, Butterick 5526 comes together so effortlessly, like I didn't even have to fuss with an enormous amount of ease in the sleeve caps(I'm looking at you V9872). I made view B in the 18 and added little to the side seams. I also added 2" to the hem; however, I should have added 3" to the hem. Did I say how much I dislike matching plaid? Okay, I did huh?! Well, I did say that I wanted to venture out of my comfort zone a bit this year.

Left: Collar and collar Stand, Upper right: Button band
Bottom right:Inside of collar stand

  I really have been enjoying adding more tops to my wardrobe. As a mommy, I need comfort, but I still need a little edge too :). I would definitely sew this one again in the future, but I would like to get to some other patterns first. I really need to get crackin' on my February's Burda Style project. I so want to count the paper pattern Burda Style 6829 pattern  as my February's project, but that's cheating, right? LOL! Okay, so I probably need to get to tracing something out, but what?!

The back is cut on the fold, so no need to match there;however,
let's get into the side seams that match lol!

  I guess I need to start looking through my February's issue again, but I did print out two patterns the other day, so we'll have to see. You ladies have a great week. I hope it's filled with some great sewing and shopping. I mean how else are we suppose to sew if we don't shop for fabric? Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it lol!

                                       ~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue stay fearlessly fierce!
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  1. Super cute!!! I love the plaid and you matched excellently!

    I think I like more in the February Burda than I originally thought.

    1. Thanks Mrs.Smith! I need to really look the February's issue again..

  2. Love, love, love this top Candice!

  3. Candice,

    Read your post and I was wondering if you did or didn't know you can sew buttons using your machine. Let me know if you need help figuring it out. I'll be glad to help out. http:\\ Anywhooo, You have inspired me!! I have that same fabric but purple and black! I better get off my azz and get started!

    1. Thanks Carol! I really need to just buckle down and read my manual on sewing on buttons on the machine, it would be a time saver for me.

  4. What a darling outfit Candice! You look great and I too HATE matching plaids!

    1. Thanks Sue! I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who hates matching plaids lol..

  5. What a darling outfit Candice! You look great and I too HATE matching plaids!

  6. Geesh, Candice! you're so pretty!
    And you did a banging job matching that plaid. I love this shirt!

  7. Great job Candice. Girl you are rocking that plaid and you did such a great job matching it.