Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar
This is my version of Butterick 5922. It’s a super quick top to make. I made it in this lacy knitted fabric, in nude. Apparently nude pink is going to be a hot colour for autumn. Nude and hot. Hmmm….I wonder what interesting search terms will come up in my blog stats?
Anyway, I don’t have much to say about it. I selected my size based on the provided finished garment measurements, but really I could have gone down a size. The pattern envelope does suggest using fabrics with little stretch. Maybe my fabric was too stretchy? On this occasion I don’t mind the sloppy look
Oh, yes. I decided I would add a totally different collar to it, instead of one of the ones that come with the pattern. I used the collar from New Look 6000. I cut two sets of collars, applied iron-on interfacing to one set, then used them as an underlay for the collar pieces. I made the whole top on my serger, except the janky, wavy hems. I kind of like the janky, wavy effect (just this once).
Close-fitting, pullover top has back neck slit, narrow hem and hook & eye closing. A and D: collar. C: purchased trim. B, C and D: underlay. I made view A, with sleeves from D and a collar taken from New Look 6000.
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Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not really, but not through any fault of the pattern. The fabric I used probably had too much stretch to it than recommended, and I also used a collar from a different pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn’t use them. I glanced over them and they seemed fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
On this occasion I liked the relaxed sloppy (!) fit. It feels very comfortable and perfect for wearing with jeans. Nothing to dislike really. If I was making it again I would use a fabric with less stretch.
A knitted lace fabric with lycra in it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I eliminated the centre back seam and cut the back on the fold. I added 3 inches to the length. I stabilised the shoulder seams with clear elastic.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I might sew again – this time with the one of the collars in the pattern! Yes, I would recommend.
Does what is says on the envelope: fast and easy.