B6175

I spent some time sewing this weekend-yeah!  I just have not had the mojo to sew much.  With the nicer weather this weekend I felt like spring and was able to move forward with sewing Butterick 6175.
I am making View C without the collar.  After pin fitting Friday evening, making pattern adjustments and cutting out the fabric yesterday, I was ready to sew today.

I immediately ran into a problem with the darts.  They were way too low after making a 1 inch FBA. Unfortunately I could not redo them and like the outcome.  Happily I had enough fabric to cut out a new front piece after going back and making adjustments to the front pattern piece.

There is a lot of ease in this top and think that the finished bust measurement is not truly accurate.  I went down a size, adjusted the dart angle and cut out a new front piece.

Here is the top in progress on Alma Marie.  Had to take a break from sewing to actually fix dinner; seeing how it does not fix itself.

Front view 

Side view
The instructions call for a back seam with facings attached and fasten with hook and eye.  I am going to insert an invisible zipper.  I think I will like that better.  I plan to baste a zipper in place and check the fit.  I recently have been taking deeper center back seams of late and think that this boxy top may require that also.

More later.  Hope your sewing weekend was a good one.

Comments

  1. Hmmmm this is interesting. I'm still trying to decide whether to purchase this pattern or use one that I already have so I'll be following along on your journey.

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    1. With all the patterns I have I did not have one in this style.This is a new look for me so not sure how it will be once complete.

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  2. I like that pattern and can't wait to see your end results.

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    1. I am hoping the end results will be positive.

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  3. Isn't that always the way when the mojo and sewing time returns - an unexpected snag to make the mojo hide again - but I think you are too determined for that :)

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    1. More than anything I just need additional hours in the day to get some sewing completed.

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  4. Such pretty fabric! thks for the heads up on fitting. I really like this pattern because it has darts and 3/4 sleeves - I'll measure carefully. What good fortune you were able to cut a new front. And - the zipper will be so nice!

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    1. I was lucky to have had extra fabric. I have learned to buy a little extra fabric for just in case!

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  5. Very pretty fabric, Linda! I made this in a linen and really love it. Hope you will too!

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    1. I saw your version and really liked it. My fabric is polyester crepeish fabric that I am not sure how it will drape. I love colors in the fabric and that was the appeal for buying it. I think it will turn out okay. I then want to make the culottes.

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