Pattern: Butterick 4347 - view C
Size: B4347 comes in sizes XSM to XLG - I choose SM.
Fabric: Teal Matte Jersey Knit from Fabricland & Leopard Print Cotton Ribknit from Lucy's Fabrics.
Comments: The teal top is item number twelve in my fall/winter wardrobe. The leopard print top is an item in my brown/black/cream wardrobe.
Let me begin by saying that this pattern is probably going to become one of my favourites and at this point I have only made view C. I love view C so much that I want to make all the views! With the two tops that I made, I learned quickly that view C looks better in a drapey knit. The neckline on the teal version drapes in such an elegant manner - this fabric is a matte jersey and it hangs well. It is comfortable and flattering and it looks good on its own or under a jacket.
I cut out a size SM and it fits great through the hip. However, the shoulder and waist is a bit large, so next time I will be using the XSM for the shoulder to waist region and a SM for the hip. I think this will give the top a sleeker look.
Although I really like the teal top, I am not quite as enamored with the leopard print version - the fabric is a cotton ribknit and it is a bit stiff, so it doesn't hang as well. I still like the top, but it is not quite as flattering when worn. The overlapping neckline is also a bit bulky in a heavier knit, so from now on I will be sticking to drapey and/or lighter knits for this particular pattern.
The skirt I'm wearing is from the black/brown/cream SWAP. It is Kwik Sew 2771 and I can't recommend this pattern highly enough. The long vertical lines in this skirt are slimming and with all the seams, adjusting this one to fit is so easy. I have made this skirt several times and I really love it. It looks fabulous in both the long and short version. This is my go-to skirt when I need something quick, but flattering.
Conclusion: B4347 is a great pattern. I will certainly be making more of view C, as well as the other views.