14 January 2008

Butterick 4347

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.

Project Photo
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.


Summerset said...

The teal made a great top and I do love the leopard. I have Vogue's version of that pattern and have made a few of them and liked them.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic outfit - it looks great!

Vicki said...

View C is so like Vogue 7799 which I have. I think it is a flattering shape. And with the Butterick, you get more views! Very nice outfit! I like the look of both of your tops.

Anonymous said...

Great outfit! I like both tops and really like the skirt. Somehow I've been overlooking the Kwik Sew patterns in the past few years. I'll definitely have to check this one out. Is it also for a knit?

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

You look fantastic in the teal/brown combo!

LauraLo said...

Great outfit and Carolyn is right, those colours look gorgeous on you!

angie.a said...

Very pretty!! I love the color in the first one. And...I think I may have this pattern!

Anonymous said...

Love the pattern and the teal top really pops. I like the longer skirt with your boots. GREAT JOB!