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Diva gone Zebra! Butterick 5497


                                                         Diva gone Zebra

Pattern Description: Tops A,B,C loose-fitting at bust, have short or long dolman sleeves, gathered upper section, shoulder casings with elastic and stitched hems..A, B: lapped upper back sections have neck binding. C: upper front and back cut on crossgrain..

Pattern Sizing:14-20 I made view B size 16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes and no...This is my second time with this pattern and I wanted to try something different and was very pleased that I went for it and try something different!

Were the instructions easy to follow? With having this been my second attempt with this pattern the instructions went fairly quickly....

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the peek-a-boo back! I didn't dislike anything this is a great pattern...

Fabric Used: Well, I used ITY jersey on top (zebra print) from fabric. com purchased last year and a knit fabric leftover from a dress I made a month or two ago...

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Well, I used two contrasting fabrics zebra print for the top and basic black for the bottom half of the shirt!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I probably will this is a great pattern that yields great results!

Conclusion: Very pleased with this version and I hope you will get a chance to check this pattern out! Happy sewing....

Well, that's all for now Diva's as always be blessed and nothin' less!


  1. I love your version of this pattern! It's so cool you mixed 2 different fabrics. I loooove the zebra---animal prints are SO in right now! I have this pattern and definitely will sew it up one day:)

  2. I really like this one! The combination of the solid and print works well!

  3. Victoria, thank you soooo much! I finally feel like I am finding my voice, in the sewing world...This is definitely a great pattern can't wait to see what you do with it!@ Vanessa thank you so much!

  4. I love all things animal print! The back was a pleasant surprise. Keep up the good work. Your sewing voice is being heard!

  5. Thanks knitmachinequeen, I just wished my photographer, aka my hubby would have told me to fix the back of my shirt lol! He was just a snapping pictures lol, but thank you again!

  6. Ooo.. great top! I've pulled this pattern out of my stash to sew soon and now you've moved it up my list! :D

  7. Love your take on that pattern using contrasting fabrics. It looks great on you.

  8. Just wanted to let you know that we liked your version of B5497 so much that we posted a link from the Butterick facebook page.

  9. Thanks for posting this! I just purchased Butterick 5497 and was deciding if I should sew it. I think you've inspired me! Great job!


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