Butterick 5284 & a wadder

I’ve been busy this week. I finished my jeans, and I also started a couple of other projects.

I started working on Butterick 5284 immediately following my jeans adventure, because I need shirts too, and my other denim from Denver Fabrics still hasn’t arrived yet. *Le Sigh* For reference, this is the pattern envelope:

I’m working on view A without the little ruffles down the front. They are cute, but this is my fabric:

My first ever plaid! 😯 They aren’t going to match up perfectly, but I think it’ll be close enough most people won’t notice. I probably should have used Tasia’s method, but I was too impatient to bother. I opted not to do the ruffles for two reasons. 1) I thought the fabric was a bit busy for them, and 2) I simply didn’t have enough fabric. In fact, this is going to have a “mandarin” collar because I didn’t have enough to cut out the collar either. It doesn’t really hurt my feelings too badly, and I figure if I really hate it, there’s plenty of this fabric left at Jo-Ann’s that I could pick up enough to get a collar out of.

Anyway, I have all the pieces cut out (and serged as you can see) and I have basted them together to check the fit, and it looks like this project will fit just fine. The only thing I’m concerned about is that I might not be able to put in the waist darts…since I don’t actually have a “waist” I’m trying to decide if it’s worth it to let out the seams and put them in or not. Right now I’m leaning towards no, but that could change at least 5,000 times before I finish up.

My wadder project was Butterick 5495:

The fact that this was a wadder is likely 100% my fault. I was rushing to get it done in time for a funeral yesterday, and only had one afternoon to get it ready to rock. I tried to baste it together and it had a weird “puff” above my already unimpressive stomach which made it look like I was well into my 2nd trimester. I think I’ll try it again when I have a flatter stomach, more time, and a fabric with a nicer drape. It looked really cute until I looked at the side view, so definitely don’t take my bad experience as a reason not to try it if you like it.

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3 thoughts on “Butterick 5284 & a wadder

  1. Sorry to hear about the wadder. Definitely try again with a different fabric… it’s a great top. I made one a while ago and have worn it a lot, more than just about anything else in my closet.

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    • Thanks for the comment! Yeah, I had read several very good reviews about it, so I really do think it was my fault it didn’t work out correctly. That’s what happens when I try to rush something. 🙂

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