First of all, I apologize for the cheesy bathroom self-shots! This was a last minute idea and then I couldn't remember if I'd ever blogged this top, so I figured I had better take some photos.
So, this is Butterick B5562, a nicely fitting knit top, unfortunately out of print. I'm not usually a fan of the Big 4 pattern companies, but I think that has been my own fault. As I learn more about fit and my own figure, my angst is declining. Many people seem to be afraid of sewing with knits. I really don't understand this as I find knits to be very forgiving and hide a lot of mistakes that woven fabrics do not. Plus, you don't need to do anything to the seams, allowing for lazy sewing... if you're into that.
This top is fun for a few reasons. This fabric is another I inherited from my Mother's stash. (Double stash busting! Yay!) She had to have bought this for me anyway since it is exactly the kind of print I always reach for. If you are ever in need of a gift for me, fabric with roses is always appreciated!
I didn't make any adjustments to the pattern because I wanted to see how the fit is. The cut is nice for me and I love the sleeves. I'm starting to get a little self-conscious of my arms, like I'm turning into my grandmother, and these cute sleeves hide them well. I had never made gathers with elastic before, it isn't as scary as it seems.
I was feeling tired of the grey weather today, so I decided to wear this even though it's way too early to wear springy things. Oh well, one of the benefits of staying at home with a baby boy - he could care less what I wear!