Saturday, April 29, 2017

Butterick 6419 and 5941

My DD attended a spring fling event on April 21. The color for the event was blue, anything blue. She asked me to sew a blouse in blue with a large bow at the neck and palazzo’s pant in silver. She Choose Butterick 6419.
I started with pant, the fabric was bought at Joann’s for 19.99/yd. Thank heavens for 50% coupon; I bought 3 yds. There is enough left over to make a blouse.
I use my TNT pants (Butterick5941) made a muslin, extended the front crotch length and tweak the fit in the hips. I use the muslin as the pattern to cut the fashion fabric. The fabric took me out of my comfort zone, because of the appearance on the right side (liquid silver) , however, it was a knit and it sewed like butterrrrr.
Next was the blouse; I did a muslin, there was minor adjustments in the back because of her narrow back and a swayback. I did not do a swayback adjustment in the muslin, instead I did the adjustment on the fashion fabric when I sewed the center back seam (I learned the technique in a class I took at Craftsy) and it was perfect. The fabric was from my stash and its polyester something. There is enough left over to make another blouse or maybe a skirt.
Please forgive the wrinkles because both pieces were washed and I was a bit lazy and did not feel like pressing the garment.
This was a success because I took the time to plan, organize, gather all my supplies and dedicated a block of time every evening to get it done. 


Jackie's Stitches said...

Beautiful! I'm just starting to think about sewing garments. First up will likely be a pair of PJ pants for the hubs.

Faye Lewis said...

You really did a wonderful job and thank you for participating in the sewalong!

Tomasa said...

Both pieces are fabulous. I sure your daughter loved the ensemble.

Sheila said...

Lovely outfit and sure your daughter had a great time.

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