Monday, November 4, 2013

Butterick 228 aka 5101

This Butterick pattern was a nice surprise.  I have had it in my stash for quite a while  and I have had the fabric for quite a while too. It was purchased during my New York trip about 3 years ago.  

 The Indianapolis Chapter of ASG's Annual meeting was Saturday November 2nd and I wanted to make something new.  I kept debating on what I should make and pulled lots of patterns and fabric to audition for the part.  What ended up happening was paralysis due to analysis.  I finally decided on Friday November the 1st that I would make the wrap dress but then my daughter said she would really love a sweater from this super soft mid weight knit.  

I had 3 yards of fabric so I ended up making a top instead of a dress.  Since I was worried if the wrap dress would stay together correctly anyway  I was fine with the decision.  luckily the pattern  has cut on sleeves and is super easy to make.  There were only 4 pieces, a front, back tie and tie loop.  

I wore the top all day on Saturday and did not have to adjust it one time.
the left front wraps around under the right front and has a tie that goes around the body and exits from an opening on the left side seam and meets  the tie for the right front.  Since the tie is at the side front and not in the center, it didn't add a lot of bulk at my stomach area which I  appreciated.

I already have plans  to make this pattern again in a quieter, less bold knit the next time.


  1. You looked great Saturday. I need to get sewing garments.

    1. Thank you Nancy, you did too. It was great spending the day with you and some of our other friends.