I made this top to go with some vogue high waisted pants I made. The pants came out great but the blouse I had in mind just didn't work, so I went to the fabric store and found this very cute fabric which goes with the pants wonderfully, well it was a remnant so I didn't have enough to make what I really wanted so I settled for this, and this is why you should never settle. The sleeves are too tight because the pattern (Butterick 5372) specifies stretch knits only. I didn't listen and paid the price by having a top that I can't wear and I still don't have a top to wear with the pants, I wore them and got compliments but the top wasn't what I wanted.
So I'm trying it again with this stretch knit fabric I got at Hobby Lobby for $2.00/yd, it's coming out good and I don't think I will have any problems getting the sleeves in and hemming it but it doesn't go with the pants, it's a just a casual top to wear with jeans. We're going to Texas for Thanksgiving so I'm trying to whip up a few quick tops, the cows won't be impressed with my high waisted pants lol. I will post the completed top over the weekend. It just goes to show, you can't always get away with what you think you can and sometimes you should go with the "suggested fabrics".
I did get my jacket cut out but I won't be able to start on it until the weekend, wish me luck.
Making Life More Beautiful book by Kate Davies
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