For the last 50 years, Butterick has relied upon services of Phillip Lack and Arnold Luster to design their pattern envelopes. Surely you have seen the work of Lack/Luster? Their mission statement is basically to allow the sewist as much freedom of inspiration as possible, by providing no inspiration on the envelope.
Butterick 6132- Don’t throw your jaw out yawning.
This was another one that the cover looked so…..’ok, I’ll just use the sail to make a dress until the rescue boats come-‘
No, missy- don’t you turn around- I can only take so much! I honestly can’t say how this got into the buggy. Usually the hubs grabs the patterns from the bins as I call out numbers from my
tuffet er, seat at the pattern books. He’s quite helpful- he’s gotten patterns for other people if they call out a number and a size. But, usually, he will have a comment about the style- something charming, like- ‘planning to start fencing?’ ‘Please tell me it’s a gift’ or ‘oh yay, we’re going to Comicon!’ So rarely does a clunker slip past him.
Well- nice thoughts:
It’s good for our hot ‘if that fabric presses against me one more time, I’ll take lives’ weather.
It only took a short amount of time to make. Of course, a mud pie from the yard is also a quick make, but not as yummy as a souffle…
Mr B liked it. Sometimes, I just never know. He’ll probably claim he found the pattern on purpose. He’s like that- he knows everything. It makes telling him he’s wrong a true ordeal. It’s my cross to bear. Sigh.
This was supposed to be a quicky top to use up fabric from a dress I cut out at the same time- but I made it first, so now it looks like I just plan very poorly!!! Details:
I shortened the sleeves about 2 inches. Again- left over fabric, I weaseled this all the way! By the by- I prefer to inset sleeves- I find them easier to alter and just lay better. I must make a note to ignore the instructions more.
Once I got the pleaty business on the left front set, I realized it could be secured a bit more to almost create a defining shape. But I hated the look of it- it looked too much like I was seeing the back side or something. Too structural- so it times of great want- we slap a bow on it!
Perhaps not the most mature looking detail, but I liked it with a little black buckle- so there!? Extreme bow closeup:
Ready for the yard pictures? Well, too bad. Its mucky out and the camera is being mean. So my plan was to sneak some shots in a corner of the bedroom. I was able to get about 3 before the usual happened.
Well, first the camera kept tilting. I wedged a bookmark under it to keep it straight, but a full length shot was just not happening, so I decided to pose on the steps the pups use to get on the bed. Yes, we are THOSE people. Not only do dachshunds sleep on me- they use their own carpeted stairs to do it. No judgement, it cuts down on the heating bills and any ridiculous ideas you could have about sleeping in all day like a sloth.
Alright, I must be quick with my review, the pups are coming.Why oh why do shapeless shifts always seem to want a pointless back seam? It had all the curve of a good 2×4. So I just cut on the fold and figured a fish eye dart or 2 could work, but it didn’t really need any- or should I say, I didn’t have room for any? Whatever. I think this pattern leaves a lot of room for color play, blocking and a serious statement piece fabric. Don’t be surprised it I make you look at this again sometime- this was sort of an unplanned event with left overs, but its so comfortable and yet I don’t feel tent-wrapped. Me likey. Not a pattern to replace all others, but a good staple for the arsenal.
I like this top more than the pictures show, but the melodramtic feel is probably because I am fresh from the photo shoot so any ounce of self-worth I felt is gone with the chins, as they say.
We ended up with 2 photo settings here- me in focus or a cute dog in focus. Never the twain did meet!?
I also encountered the ‘Victorian ghost dog’ phenomenon- behold- my supernatural out takes!
photo credits: little me, pattern review, google images. All images remain the property of their original owners.