Monday, May 12, 2014

Butterick 4985

This will quickly become one of my favorite patterns.  This is the top I made to match the Newlook 6103 skirt.

I haven't seen the modeled picture yet of the whole outfit, but I'm sure it looked terrific on Sarah.

Here is the back view.

And I used Katrina Walker's method of attaching the interfacing to the facings.  Here is what the front facing looks like using her method.  This method has you stitch the interfacing to the facing right sides together then fold over the interfacing and press it in place.  Look how clean that edge looks using this method.  I did the same for the collar and armband facings.

Pattern Description:  Butterick 4985. I made view C.

Pattern Sizing: 6-12 - I cut a size 6.

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? Yes, very clear instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the ease.  Even with all the pieces, the top was very easy to make.  My only dislike is that it is a bit short.  If you are long wasted, keep this in mind. 

Fabric Used: 100% cotton blend

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I let out the side seams 1/2".  Needed more room across the bust.  I also clean finished the facings.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I absolutely would sew it again. And I definitely recommend it to others.

Conclusion: I love this top and will make it again.  If the directions are followed closely, I think it would be a nice challenge for a beginner.  A FBA will be a challenge using this pattern, but I am going to try it on the next one.


  1. The top is VERY cute! Just the right amount of details to make it interesting.

    1. Thank you Jenny Jo! I think I want one for myself. lol

  2. The clothes you are making are beautiful. I remember seeing the skirt and it pairs well with the blouse. I also remember a colorful horizontal-stripes top that I found fabulous.
    Some weeks ago, I made a comment below your Infinity Scarf Tutorial and mentioned that I made one. You replied that you would like to see it. Well, I finally were able to make a post about and this is where you can find a few pictures of it. I made a link to your tutorial as I think it would be quite useful to people who want to try their hand at this not-so-easy-to-do project.

  3. Thank you so much!! I love your scarf!! It's beautiful. I think the ruffles and lace give it such a feminine look. Thank you for sharing it with me.