Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Quick and Casual

 I am trying to bring my sewing project documentation up to date. Back in Jan, when it was cold and dreary... Oh wait it is still cold and dreary...I felt the desire for some  quick to sew, casual garments to up my weekend fashion "cred". Both sons  and their girlfriends come over for Sunday dinner ( and to use the washer and dryer). The girls always look super cute, shaming me into making more of an effort with my weekend wear.

I took See and Sew B6504 pattern  to the sewing retreat, but had no fabric.  On the giveaway table, I found a length of black and white knit for the top and some purple ribbed knit for contrast sleeves.  It is a quick to sew garment.  The circular seamed  sections seems like unnecessary sewing as they do not add any shaping or pockets like I thought they would. But in the original pattern, Butterick 6291, there is a color blocked version that makes use of this seaming. This top is very oversize . I made it in a size Small after checking that this size still provided plenty of wearing ease when compared to my body measurements.


Garments 2 & 3

Sometime I see the sample garment on a pattern envelope and just fall in love  with the fabric or color combination.  Yep, that how I felt about Butterick 6389.

I found the black and grey abstract print knit at Denver Fabrics. The green knit, used for the vest, was in my stash.  Another quick sew, especially when I left out the invisible zipper in the back of the top, My knit was stretchy enough to get over my head.

Butterick 6389

Only four more projects to blog about. Coming soon.


  1. I bet your sons' girlfriends are impressed with how stylish you are! I like these outfits, they are a bit adventuresome.

  2. Reading your blog has given me the incentive to make several leaps of style, far outside my typical comfort zone. Thank you for posting! I hope you keep sewing wonderfully adventurous pieces.

  3. oh all really nice and comfy but stylish looking. I need some of those and pulled out my winter fabric box to get inspired. Winter lasts about 10 minutes here so I figured I'd get some quick things made to be ready to wear. I particularly like the first top and will look out for it.

  4. Those are super cute outfits! You look great. I love Butterick 6389- have made several of each piece in the pattern now.

  5. These outfits look so cool. Actually the B6291 reminds me of a colleague's top that I have admired for a long time - I'll have to get this pattern!

  6. Great pieces, it can be hard sometimes to get a good balance between comfy and stylish. I really like the Butterick poncho inspired sweater, never noticed this pattern before.

  7. What terrific outfits-I especially like the green vest. Just lovely.