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Butterick 6185

b15erk

Butterick 6185
« on: March 06, 2017, 09:21:07 AM »
Well, in an effort to be match ready for the sew along, I dug out this pattern.  I'd made my adjustments before Christmas, around about the time the mojo went missing.

I'm not a great fan of wovens, so I'm doing 2 toiles, one in a cotton, the other in a heavy-ish lycra.

Both are cut out, but the lycra is the one further on - Sunday was a no-sew as I had family round ( ><).

Several points have already arisen from my alterations.

I made no allowance for negative ease for the lycra, so I found myself massive seams.  Then, the collar needed adjustment, and I found that a double collar would be far too heavy on this lycra, so I had to bodge it.

The length was also a problem for me, and I added 3".

I'm anticipating different set of problems with the woven, for a start, I managed to cut the back on the fold!! Derrrr!

Anyone else made this?  I know Fran made this last year I think.

Jessie

Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Catllar

Re: Butterick 6185
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 10:11:22 AM »
Are you doing the whole wardrobe?
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b15erk

Re: Butterick 6185
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 10:19:19 AM »
No, just the top.  I may do trousers to match, but not the ones on that pattern.

It's been interesting to do the woven and the lycra from the same pattern, it explains a lot about negative ease  ><

Atm, the lycra looks very, well, yellow....

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Francesca

Re: Butterick 6185
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 11:21:00 AM »
I've sewn the top!

I added length also but I also did an FBA.

It's pretty comfy, but I can't say I wear it much as it's not very flattering on me.

I do plan to one day draft it out to a dress length and add some belt loops so I can "waist" it.


Efemera

Re: Butterick 6185
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 16:04:42 PM »
I love it .. I'm a sucker for stripes..

Catllar

Re: Butterick 6185
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 18:58:58 PM »



Atm, the lycra looks very, well, yellow....

Jessie
Yeah, yellow will do that!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

b15erk

Re: Butterick 6185
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 09:04:47 AM »
But this my dear Cat is very yellow!

Look.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Vegegrow

Re: Butterick 6185
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 11:12:11 AM »
But this my dear Cat is very yellow!

Look.

Jessie
But wasn't the fabric Yellow when you bought it Jessie?
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b15erk

Re: Butterick 6185
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 14:26:44 PM »
You are right Veg, it really was yellow....  I bought it to line a yellow (well it would be wouldn't it!) lace top, there were only a couple of metres on the roll and I paid just a few pounds for it, so thought it would be useful as a toile.  Tbh, it's very good quality, pity it's so, well, yellow......:))

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Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Fabric Lover

Re: Butterick 6185
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 13:54:16 PM »
Hi Jessie
Love this pattern! Could you remake the collar in a different fabric? White would be nice. And maybe add a few buttons to match the collar. That would tone down the yellow.
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dolcevita

Re: Butterick 6185
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 14:32:35 PM »
I think yellow is a lovely colour.  Be brave and wear it as is, Jessie.