I spotted Butterick B5890 at Joann a while back but they were all sold out. I was pouty for about ten minutes until something else caught my eye, you all know how it works. A few days after, I spotted this one on Amy and I knew I had to go back to Joann and see if the pattern was back in stock, and it was!
This pattern is super versatile depending on the type of fabric that you use. I knew that I wanted this to be more of a work top, so I decided to use a silk. It’s no high end silk, but is still super soft and has a beautiful shine. My husband’s first reaction to the fabric was not a positive one, but I knew what I was going! I was afraid that it was going to be hard to sew with, but it went really smoothly.
The pattern is super simple, just four tucks, side seams, zipper, bias on arms and neck, and a hem. Easy peasy. It just looks so classic and I love how fitted it is. I made a muslin in a size 10… needless to say I was swimming in it!! I made a 6 out of my fabric and still took in a little bit through the bust. I have come to figure out that I have a really slender chest and back. I have been having problems with gaping backs and arm holes needing to be raised. It has been fun to figure out how to pinch in here and sew this there to get the right fit. I really want to take a couple of classes on fit and tailoring. Any suggestions on resources for such information?!
My husband being all artsy 😉
I think this is probably the most wearable thing that I have made so far. I have already worn it to work twice. I am starting to figure out how to pick patterns and fabric that work for me and my life and not just that I think are cute. Sewing is an expensive hobby and I want to make sure that I love every piece that I make. I think that’s everyone’s goal, though.
Also, NEW HAIR! You probably noticed the terrible grow out in my Mission Maxi post (don’t judge). I know, I know, I am a hair stylist and I should always have perfect hair, but lets be real… life is busy.
Also, NEW SHOES! Can’t beat adorable wedges on clearance for $15!