Thursday, November 11, 2010

Finished: Butterick 5100 Top

Two years in the making for such a simple top... I think I began this top in October of 2008. I drafted the review on PR back in March of 2009 leaving only the hemming undone.  Well, I finally finished it a couple of nights ago... phew!

Pattern: Butterick 5100 with view A length and view D cowl (I'm not surprised it's out of print!)
Fabric: Ivory sweater knit from back in 2008 for a total of $6.37
Notions: thread
Total Cost: $7.36 ($0.99 pattern + $6.37 fabric)


I don't know why this was just hung in my closet for so long when all I had to do was finish the sleeve hem and the bottom hem. This pattern is SUPER easy... but hemming is my least favorite part of sewing. I don't remember what the instructions were but I don't like the way I finished sleeves. The way that they are cut also makes it hang off my shoulders funny, but don't mind too much. Doesn't it looks like I have wings?


There's an Anthropologie across from work, and I stopped by the other day and bought the belt in the picture along with a headband.


These are the earrings that I wore... they're from the streets of SOHO when I was in New York. They're handmade and I love them!

Here's a sneak peak at something else I'm working on. Our wedding anniversary is this Friday, and we're celebrating on Monday so that gives me an extra few days to finish it. :D



Karin said...

Isn't it nice to finish things off! Your sneak preview looks pretty special.

Faye Lewis said...

I really like your top. It has lots of style possibilities - meaning you can wear it with lots of things. I can see it with a long flared skirts and boots. Happy anniversary tomorrow!

Candice said...

I loved the way you styled your top very chic!

Adelaide B said...

Yeah, that top is pretty stylin.

Monique said...

The top you made is really cute. Those are really in. Everyone is wearing them in one form or another. I love how you framed each pose. Very cute!
Can't wait to see the rest of your anniversary outfit.
Happy annivery & have fun!

Eugenia said...

Gorgeous top - I love the draped neckline - and the belt complements it very nicely! Your anniversary project looks fab. Congratulations to you and your husband!

Kyle said...

Ooh, I just put B5100 on my shopping list after seeing yours! very cool top! Also I adore those earrings!
Happy Anniversary!

sewabeginner said...

I love your top! I have that pattern but was worried it would look bad. But now that I see it on you, I think it looks fabulous. Great job. Aren't you glad it's hemmed and in the rotation?!

Antoinette said...

I have that pattern! Never sewed it up though. It looks super-cozy. That ivory color is so great on you!

Angela said...

Thanks, ladies!

@Faye - It definitely has lots of potential for different outfits.

@Monique - I used Paislee Press frames... I love all your digital designs!

@SewABeginner - I still like hemming but I'm totally glad I hemmed it!

Anonymous said...

2 years, haha - so naughty!!

Can't wait to see the dress. Looks gorgeous so far.

Michelle said...

I don't think you look like you have wings...and good for you for finishing it up! I have an unfinished gray knit dress that has been in the ufo box since, um, 2007 some time?? And it looks like the dress is going to be gorgeous!

Sheila said...

Although it hung in your closet for some time it was so worth finishing it... You look great.

Angela said...

Thanks, ASewnWardrobe, Michelle, and Sheila!

Cennetta said...

Cute cowl top.

Anita (Summer Gypsy) said...

Your top is beautiful and the neckline looks great on you. (Your photo shoot is really nice too). Congrats on your anniversary.

vivatveritas said...

it looks great and comfy!
thank you for sharing tips on online fabric shopping at my blog btw!!


Anonymous said...

Your top is looking great! I love that fabric! Happy anniversary!

Sassy T said...

Lovin the fabric