Friday, September 11, 2009

Butterick 5328 Gathered Wrap Front top

Finally a few pics of what I have been sewing. Hubby was available to take pics today.
Here is B5328 gathered front wrap top and McCalls 5590 high waisted pencil skirt. I definitely had to work on the top. The gathers really needed reworking on the front, and the sleeves!--I inserted the first one TWICE! they looked like clown sleeves. Huge poof. I took it out and compared it to a Vogue sleeve that I had success with before and ended up reshaping the sleeve head. Third time in was the charm. They are still gathered, but much less. I really love this shirt. Think I want to do one sleeveless. No buttons! No zippers! Got to love it!

This pencil skirt I have made a few times. Next time I will not make it high waisted. I love this fabric, got it on sale at JoAnns. Not sure what it is called, but I hadto interface it with knit interfacing on all seams. I also added an insert in the back slit so my slip would not show.

Here is the whole ensemble, sans shoes of course. If I look sick and tired.... well, I have been both. (-:

Run when you can
Walk when you need
Crawl if you must
Just never give up


  1. I want one soooooo cute!!! I want one it will look so nice on me!

  2. What a pretty outfit - love the colour combo!

  3. You did a great job on both pieces. The fit is perfect :)

  4. Very pretty! I love both pieces!