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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A Butterick color-blocked top

I am sure I am like many other sewers.  I purchase a pattern simply because it intrigues me and then I pull it out multiple times but it takes me months to make it.  Why do I do this?  So unsure, but with my hesitation on how it would actually turn out, I kept putting it aside.  Well, with my latest obsession with using up smaller pieces in my stash, I finally pulled this out and made it.

B6218, Misses' Top

It is super cute in this rendition, huh?

B6218, Misses' Top

This view, however only used two fabrics and I wanted to use three, so I choose view D.

I've made quite a few Tilton girl patterns and always love the bit of 'quirk' that makes them unique fun to sew.  This top was no exception.

I wanted to show you the fabric I used for the right sleeve (and also the upper back).  It is salvaged from a top I purchased last summer but never wore.  I really love the colors and decided to hang onto it when I saw this pattern for the first time.  

Ok, so the front doesn't really have drag lines like that.  I, for some reason, pulled it down when I put my hand on my hip.  I kept this photo simply because I wanted to show you the faux button front.

Isn't the back just too much fun?  I did change it slightly from the pattern.  The design calls for leaving a good portion of that back side seam line open, creating a vent.  I felt like the vent was too high and I am too old to go around flashing people parts of my back hip line or even more horrifying would be my waist!  I simply sewed those seams together.  

 Here's another view of the back with the seam laying a little differently.  You'll notice too that I added a black band to the solid colored sleeve because I didn't have enough fabric to make it any longer.  I like the effect.

I really like this top.  Next time, I need to increase my FBA by a bit with all the drag lines I am seeing.  Oh, and before I go, check that neckband.  The neckline notches on this pattern are so awesome and the way the band ends up hugging the neck in all the right places made me smile!!!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Shirley Ann! I think it turned out pretty as well!

  2. Love your fabric combinations & the buttons add a nice touch.

    1. Thank you Beverly! Those buttons are rather nice, aren't they?

  3. Very nice! Great use of your remnants!

    1. Thanks Ann! I honestly don't know what's wrong with me! I have tons of yardage but once in a while I just want to sew with remnants! Maybe it is okay. ;)