Hey, I’m unstuck!

I just finished Butterick 4986 in a beautiful plum rayon crepe from Textile Studios. This was really easy to put together. I made a straight 8 and only had to shorten it (probably because of the bias cut) and make my usual forward shoulder alteration. The pattern has the lower front on the straight of grain so the area below the twist hung strangely and pulled a bit in my test garment. Slightly changing the grain made it look much better.

I am still on the fence about whether or not this is a flattering style for me. Because the twist is low it tends to minimize the chest and give you a nice little lump right over the tummy. I wore it the other day and my husband thought it was meh but I’ll probably let it hang around awhile just to be sure. Hey, at least I’m sewing!

Butterick 4986 plum rayon

Butterick 4986

I also altered my Kwik-Sew twist top and sewed it up in a black rayon/lycra print.

Now I’m working on the new Simplicity 3800 Threads twist top in the short-sleeved version. It should be done today. On the cutting block we have another Hot Patterns Cosmopolitan Dress, a Burda WOF top and an eyelet wrap dress. Yeah, I know, a lot of quick and easy sewing but summer is coming and I need clothes fast. Of course, I will drop everything once the new Hot Patterns arrive!

Simplicity 3800

I had really big sewing plans for this past Sunday. So what do I do? I drive over to Ft. Myers to watch the Marlins and Red Sox play. It was a really fun day and I managed to not get sunburned.

Red Sox Spring Training

Hmmm, I must figure out how to get larger photos and how to center them…


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10 responses to “Hey, I’m unstuck!

  1. Yay! I’m glad to see you’re back!

  2. Jen

    That’s so funny. I just made that top too and just wore it yesterday.

  3. Summerset

    Awesome! Glad you’re unstuck and back to sewing up really cute clothes!

  4. Karla

    Okay, she’s back! I had no idea the knot on that top was so low. I like it; in fact, I took a picture of something similar in a NYC window during PR Weekend 2005(?) I just didn’t know that this twist wasn’t at bottom-of-bra level. I’m very glad to see you back, doing what you do so well.

  5. Leslie

    Welcome home, sisterwoman. Nice to see you’re unstuck and sewing again!

  6. Gigi ~ glad to have you back and sewing! Can’t wait to see the rest of the garments as they roll out of your sewing room!

  7. Gigi – glad that one of us is sewing at last… unfortunately not me… I made a twist top 2005 and it ended up in the good will box because I just looked ridiculous and flat chested in it…

  8. Glad to see you sewing again! I missed seeing your work.

  9. Yeah, you are back. Can’t wait to see more of your fabulous garments.

  10. Susan C

    The top looks cute to me. I’m trying to do the same thing, some quick and easy projects because I’ve lost 25 lbs and have nothing to wear. Of course, I say that and then get stuck on pants that take forever!!! I really need to follow your lead and make some basic t-shirts and easy dresses. Happy sewing. P.S. A Size 8? Wohoo wohoo, you small thing!