I am almost finished with the Butterick top (pictured in the upper side bar) and I have very mixed feelings about the top. It will probably become one of those tops that I will wear mostly around the house. We will see after I add the collar.
In previous post I mentioned that this is a short top! I added an inch to the length and believe me it is still a short top. You can see this with the model; and even pin fitting the top I thought that an inch addition would be sufficient. With that an extra inch it comes just, I mean just, to the bottom of the waist band on my jeans.
There is nothing but scraps left over from cutting out the pattern, so not any extra to use creatively to lengthened this top. I think it will look okay with a tank top underneath that is longer than this top. These are just the mixed thoughts I have in wanting to make this top work.
The sleeves are very full from elbow down and I knew that they would be again from the view on the pattern envelope. I wasn't sure how I would like them and I am pretty sure I don't. I plan to mark from elbow down eliminating some of the fullness in that area. They are also very long and I always have to reduce sleeve length about an inch to 1 1/2 inches. Even reducing the length they are still long.
I also like the asymmetrical top included in this pattern and plan to give that a try also. I do know that I will raise that neckline and perhaps reduce the width of it as well. I can tell from the current top before attaching the collar that it is wider and lower than I would wear it if it did not have the collar.