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Friday, January 12, 2018

Butterick 6031

Yes, I have 712 other things to review but...:)

After finishing my all-black wardrobe I hurriedly changed my serger and coverstitch threads to grey to start working on the hoodie. And then once I realized I had to redo the black sleeves I decided to circle back. I expected the hoodie to take longer (yeah, I know...) but I started it Tuesday evening and finished it Wednesday evening. And when I went searching for the mesh I wanted to use for the hood, I came across this fabric. I bought this in 2015 to make this pattern so I had straps and lace already as well.

But I had black lace and the print is more of a dark blue-grey. So I found a smaller piece of lace in stash that would work.

I read as many reviews as I could and decided to sew a 16C cup (typically I use a 14C but my body is bigger than it was!). I graded the back piece out to an 18 below the waist. I am very happy with the out-of-envelope fit. I need some adjustments but this is totally wearable!


I slept in it last night. Swoon.

Subpar mirror pics because, sleepwear. 

While this lace is also black, it has this white accent which lightens it a bit. The straps are a dark blueish grey.

I changed my top thread to black and duh moment when I attached the 1/8" lace to the cups. 
It's not too noticeable though.


I didn't have any picot elastic that matched so just used the 3/8" suggested, turned and pressed and topstitched with a zigzag.

This photo is to show how it fits on me. It pulls to the back above the lace which also puts the darts towards the side seams. When I pull the side seam where it belongs, the bust dart is in the right space but there's a little too much width in the CF.  I've since added width to the back side seam and narrowed the cf a little. 


On the bust fit, I need a little more length. This is often the case for me with bust fit. I do usually need some extra width but I really need more vertical room. I can't get this by say going up a size - that's going to be too large. Going up to the next cup size isn't the answer either as the D-cup pattern piece always has too much projection. I kind of need a C-cup with FBA.

I added 1/2" to the bust at CF grading to 1/4" and nothing at the side seam.

I made one snafu. Did you see it?? (did you scroll up?)


I was careful not to put a giant flower over the bust...but that is all. And now I have what looks like NOTHING on one side with the super light flowers and then the dark flowers on the other side. 

WAH! It bugged me the entire time. Every time I looked at it I got annoyed with myself. And then I put it on my body! :-D And I LOVE IT!!! 

So then, as sewers do, I cut out another one! Hahahahaha!!!!


I have enough of this lace to do the hem so I'm excited about that! 

This weekend I can get photos of the rest of the loungewear items and the hoodie and get those reviews written! 


24 comments:

  1. I love it! I have it marked to make one for me. cute sleepwear - better than my tee and shorts. I laughed when you made another. Of course you did - you speed sew!

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    1. I'm consistent! LOL!!!!!

      Thank you!! I hope you get around to it!

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  2. Super cute nightie! Love the print and being an ITY, should be really comfortable to sleep in too!

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  3. This looks so elegant and comfy! There is something really satisfying about sewing loungewear.

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    1. Thanks Siobhan!! It was very satisfying! I wasn't expecting that part!

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  4. I've never ventured to a slip/loungewear like this. It's very nice and you did a wonderful job.

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    1. Thank you Faye! If you decide to, this pattern gets an A+ for me! It fits well, it goes together well, and it's deceptively easy.

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  5. Both of these are pretty and I'm sure these are amazing to sleep in! Love everything you're making these days.

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  6. I see why you made another one!! Now you have a go to pattern for sleepwear!!

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  7. It's so cute! My husband would be thrilled if I wore something like that to sleep ... hmmm.

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  8. These look so good, love that floral print. I've had the pattern and a couple of kits in my stash for years and you may have just given me the push I need to make them up (unless something else captures my attention first!!)

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  9. So pretty! Sleepwear seems really fun to make; the second one is coming along so beautifully, too.

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  10. What a cute treat for yourself! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Wow, that's gorgeous! What a great colour palette. I have this pattern in my stash but keep putting it off - maybe this will be what it takes to motivate me!

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  12. I love how cute this pattern is! And you chose such nice fabric too.

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  13. I changed the bust dart on mine to gathers. No apex point to worry about!

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  14. So pretty! I think we beat ourselves up too much about pattern placement. All I noticed was how beautiful the fabric is.

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