|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!