Butterick 5753. Lately, I've been seeing a lot of tops that resemble Sandra Betzina's bat wing top, Vogue 1291. View A of Butterick 2753 caught my eye. So I decided to give it a try.
MISSES'TOP: Loose-fitting, pullover top has front/back extending into sleeve variations and narrow hem. A: contrast front and back. A and B: side pleats. C: front extends into single layer tie ends (wrong side shows).
XS, S, M and L, XL; I used Medium with modifications.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Piece of cake. Super easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Nothing to dislike. Like - the cut of the sleeve opening, the pleating at the waist and the blocking options of view A. I was able to sew it up while listening to MJ's Invincible CD. By the last song, I was at the ironing board pressing the hem.
Fabric used? Two textured white knits from Vogue on Roosevelt, neither had a lot of stretch in them. But worked just fine. I think the version on the model has more stretch than my chosen fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't make any design changes. But I thought the medium would be too small across the bust area. So I graded the pattern up a bit just in case I needed the extra width. Once I had it sewn together, I realized there was too much ease in the waist and hip area. So I decreased width almost the entire amount added from the lower bust through the hips area. The hem still fits loose on the hips. But that's fine.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, and yes. This is a great top for beginners to try. And it has a little more style then your basis summer t-shirt.
Conclusion: I like this little trendy top and plan to make at least one more of view A.