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.
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.