Sunday, December 16, 2012
Butterick 5857 A Close Fitting Knit Top
Butterick 5857 is a pattern for several different styles of knit tops. The recommended fabric is two-way stretch jersey. The view that caught my eye when I bought the pattern was "D". However, the first view I ended up making was "A". I think this is a perfect style to pair with skinny pants because of how long the top is.
I used a thin cream colored rayon/lycra knit, but because it was so thin and drapey I lined the entire top with a 4-way jersey lining from Emma One Sock. Notice how I finished the neckline and bottom. Rather than turning those areas under twice and top-stitching like the pattern instructs, I understitched my lining and got very clean edges with no stitches on the right side. Here is a picture of what I am talking about. By the way, I cut the size small and had to take out quite a bit of room in the upper bodice and side seams. Overall, I believe I reduced this area by at least 4 inches in width, from the waist up, and two inches in length. Unfortunately, the pattern did not have the finished bust or waist printed on the tissue, so I had to guess.
As I head into the new week, my heartfelt prayers continue to go up for all of the families affected by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred in Connecticut. There are no words...and as I wrestle with my own feelings, especially being someone far removed, I cannot even imagine what the families and that community must be going through. They definitely need all the support and love they can get right now.