Here are a couple of sewing projects that I’ve finished in the last couple of weeks.
I don’t have much to say about the first one other than, I love this fabric and I like the way this top turned out.
I made the next one with fabric I found on Wal-mart’s bargain table, only $2 a yard. It’s a great fabric, a nice crisp cotton. However, I’m not entirely pleased with this blouse. I used Butterick No. B5261. It doesn’t have a short sleeve option but I made it with short sleeves anyway. This was the only raglan sleeve, button front pattern I could find at the time I bought it.
The problem is that it’s too large. I made it in size 14 as usual but I could have made it size 12, possibly even a 10. The pattern says, “Modern fit with Ready-to-Wear Sizing”. Modern fit must mean two sizes too big because the sizing is nothing like Ready-to-Wear unless by “Ready-to-Wear sizing” they mean the sizing of very expensive clothes that are sized so wealthy women can pretend they wear a smaller size than their actual size.
And by the way what’s up with the illustration for that pattern? Why does the model have no eyes or nose but only a mouth? What kind of sick fantasies was the illustrator having that he (she?) thought that a mouth was all the woman needed?
Well, anyway… here’s the picture of the new blouse. It is comfortable and doesn’t look too bad on. I’m used to wearing fairly loose tops; that’s just not how I expected this one to turn out.