22 July 2007

Butterick 5046

Pattern: Butterick 5046

















Size
: This pattern contains sizes 8 to 22 - I made size 8.

Fabric: Teak interlock and teak/black floral paisley interlock both from Wazoodle.

Project Photo
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Comments: I was looking to make a comfortable, casual outfit for running errands. When I saw this pattern, I remebered these two interlock fabrics that I had in my stash. Although the pattern calls for wovens, I decided to use the knits since they are stable.

The pattern went together very easily. As a matter of fact, the cropped pants are just basic, elastic waist pull-ons. Even though the pants are simple to make, they are fairly flattering and quite easy to wear.

The top was also easy to put together and it looks just like the envelope illustration. However, I should have done some tweaking on the front bodice pattern piece. There is a fair amount of gathering in this area and it is a bit overwhelming on my small bust. Although I don't hate this top, it is not one of my favourites.

Conclusion: I am happy enough with how this outfit turned out. I can see making a few more pairs of the cropped pants in other knits to wear while exercising or walking the dog. The top, on the other hand, is not flattering enough for me to worry about altering the pattern to try again. This will be a nice outfit for cruising around on the weekends.

11 comments:

gaylen said...

Shannon - I'm just finishing up that top out of a woven. Your knit version looks great. Glad to see Simon back on the blog and in the photo shoot. g

Summerset said...

You certainly look great in it! Simon, of course, is cute too in his fur coat.

Vicki said...

I really love the combination of fabrics in the outfit. REally suits you. From the photo the top looks like a good fit.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Cute outfit but I understand why you don't like the top! At least you got a great pair of capris out of the pattern!

jemima bean said...

I love the outfit! You always pick the perfect colors for you. I really like the top!

stacy said...

You look so cute in this! I agree with everyone else - those colors look fabulous on you.

Isabelle said...

Great outfit Shannon, Love the colours and the way they coordinate. You look great in this colourway!

Tany said...

You did a wonderful job! You look great in your new outfit!

beth said...

Great outfit and glad Simon's back!

Adrienne said...

Great outfit! I made the dress view and really want a top! LOL

carolyndh said...

Very flattering casual outfit. I love your photo with your dog. You are so creative with your photos.