Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring, knits & Knitting

 I'm so excited that spring is here! Even tho we did'nt have much of a winter here in Kentucky. Still it's so nice to see the  the daffodils shooting up and the trees starting to bloom. Seeing some colour outside has had me digging in my fabric stash this past week for linens and other summer fabrics. So I've been sewing up a storm in my little sewing area.

Here is the review for a little knit top I made about three weeks ago.

Butterick 5495

Pattern Description:
Loose fitting top with front drape gathered into loop, dropped shoulder, seam details and stitched hems. I made version c
Pattern Sizing:
8-14 I made a 10 grading to a 12 at the hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Love the shape of this top. Very flattering with the gathers in the front. This top works well for bigger bust ladies ( I'm a 38c). I also like that the length is that little bit longer that some of the other knit tops I've make before.

Fabric Used:
Knit that found on the red-tag sale table at Jo-Ann fabrics for $3 a yard  Cost me about $5 bucks to make this top!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew it again maybe in a solid colour next time.
Great little knit top that you can make up in an afternoon.

I'll leave you with a picture of my Grand-daughter ( who is sitting with me as I type this and trying to tap the keys on my laptop :) wearing a the cardi I knit for her.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Your top is wonderful. It will be nice in a solid color too, the cardigan is beautiful! What a cutie!( the baby)

  2. I love your top, i just went out on Butterick's site and they have that on pattern on sale for 1.60 if you're a BMV member. You just sold me on this one!! And the baby's cardi is adorable and so is the baby!!

  3. The top is a fantastic fit.

  4. Your granddaughter is adorable and I love the sweater you made! I have this top pattern and your top is inspiring me to sew it up.

  5. Love your top and the baby cardigan is bautiful.

  6. Lovely top and your GD is so precious. The cardigan you knitted is very nice.

  7. Cute top and your granddaughter is so adorable.. love the sweater.

  8. Love the print on your top!



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