But, this particular project was the last one that I made before the coverstitch box was opened. After my first foray into the cold shoulder look with a knit in my last post, I decided to dip my toes even further, this time with a pattern designed for a woven fabric, Butterick 6462.
This is one of Butterick's Lifestyle Wardrobe patterns where you can make the same design in dress, top or jumpsuit formats. Don't you just love options? I chose to make View C, which is the long version of the top.
As far as woven blouses go, this one was really quite simple. The neckline, front and sleeves are all finished with a combined front and back facing, like you often see with sleeveless dress patterns. Here you can see the nice finish that this gives you on the shoulder.
It's collarless, and I think that the gentle curve on the neckline is very pretty. You could easily make this a sleeveless top, as the facing continues under where the sleeve is added.
I did do a full bust adjustment, round back adjustment and forward shoulder adjustment, but left the length alone. I will definitely be making this again to make the time spent doing those alterations worth it! You need a fabric with some nice drape, and this is rayon challis- a very soft and drapey fabric.
Even though this is long sleeved, it's still pretty comfortable in the heat because it is so loose and airy. I think that the jumpsuit is an interesting possibility, but you'd have to find just the perfect bottomweight fabric that still has some drape- probably a crepe would work.
In other news, I've finally opened up an Instagram account! I've been hesitant to do so, but I am trying to not be such an old fogie, and keep up with the young-uns. I have yet to post anything, but if you have one and would like to connect, my account is Sewbaby11.
I just love this fabric, and I still have another couple of yards left to do another project with. Any suggestions?