Afternoon sewing- July 5
I began sewing on the Butterick 5219 this afternoon. Yesterday evening I cut out the pattern and interfaced those pieces that required interfacing.
I remember when I purchased this fabric, now two years ago, I was going to make a knit dress. Funny that when time passes the original plan can diminish and morph into something else.
This top has gone together fairly quick and smoothly thus far. The knit fabric is not too fiddly to work with and actually has some nice body yet drapes well also. I attached the neckband much differently than the instructions would have you do. I sewed the interfaced and non-interfaced neckbands together at the shoulder seam. Next I stitched the neckline of the two pieces together, then trimmed, press and understitched the interfaced neckband (facing). I then pressed the neck edge and then basted the bands at the bottom edge. After stitching the shoulder seams of the bodice pieces, I then attached the neckband unit to the bodice neckline.
I needed to take a back break. Next steps: 1) attached the sleeves, 2) take 5/8 sleeve hem,3) sew the front and back bottom bands together, 4) attached to bodice pieces, and then 5) sew the side seams. Done.