Thursday, April 23, 2009

Butterick 4810

Hey There!! I hope all of you are doing well and crafting up a storm. Mr. D and I were on vacation for the past week, and had a blast. The week flew by fast and we weren't ready to come back home. Our first stop was Savannah, GA for a few days and then we moved on to Fort Lauderdale, FL to visit my dad for a few days. The weather was just beautiful. I'll be sharing some photos soon, but to start off, I want to show you my sewing FO first. I wanted to make my whole wardrobe for my trip, but since time is a fleeting thing for me, I figured what gets done gets done. Butterick 4810 was almost the outfit that wasn't. I finished the pants in no time at all. I did View E. I shortened the pant leg so that they were a little bit highter than my ankle. Are they called peddle pushers when they are that high? I'm not sure. I also had to shorten the waistline. When I followed the instructions and prepared to do the waistband the Butterick way, the material was coming up past my belly button. This is a problem that I have been facing a lot when I make pants. I'm still learning how to tweak it though.

For the top I did View B. I pretty much had everything done on the top except for a few things. I had the zipper basted in, I still had to stitch the straps on to the front of the bodice, top stitch and hem it. I completed everything the morning of my flight. Let me tell you, there's nothing like waking up at 5 am, the alarm was set for 7 am. I had enough time to finish my top and get myself to the airport for a 9:30 am flight.
I did a review on this pattern over at pattern review. You can find it here. Overall this pattern is very easy and great for a beginner. I also think it's a great wardrobe builder. I'd definitely make it again. The outfit is very comfortable and the fabric wears well.


Lisa said...

Sexy mama!

Necia said...

I love it! I really need to focus more on sewing. I know I can do it, if I focused just a little bit more!

Robin said...

Looks great!

Adrienne said...

Great job!

Sheila said...

Look at you... basking in the glorious sunshine in your awesome outfit.

Mariss said...

Looks great, you ham! I love the photos. You look gorgeous!


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