Hi Darlings!

I hope you have been having a great week, I have been working feverishly trying to catch up because on top of everything that I have to get done we are also moving yay! FINALLY, we found a nice house in a wonderful gated community and we cannot wait to move and get settled in.  I am also so excited at the amazing sponsors that we have for the 2nd Annual Sewing, Fashion & Style Event in July. Which also brings me to my next announcement, I had a waiting list of those who did not register in time and although I expected the registration to be open a bit longer we sold out so quickly and then got overbooked, lol so I MUST stop accepting any more attendees, I’m sorry but if I have any cancellations I will post it.

Now on to my OOTD (outfit of the day) I have been wanting a fishtail maxi for a while now but couldn’t find one I liked and since I needed to work out the kinks a few weeks ago for a new tutorial in April (hint) I made a mock up sample for myself. I also had made this top using out of print pattern Butterick 5562 (still available online)

Pattern Description: Close fitting pull over top (View A)

Pattern Sizing: I cut the x-small but still had to take it in about 1″ on each side because it was pretty loose on me.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Oh yeah, this is a great pattern and the gathered sleeves is so cute and easy so it sews up pretty quickly.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the sleeves in view A

Fabric Used: I used a great striped Knit found HERE, I love this fabric. It is a vicose/spandex blend and has a silky soft feel.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I created a facing to create the band look I wanted at the neckline. I do not like the fold over method for finishing necklines that is often suggested in the pattern instructions, that NEVER looks good.

Would you sew it again? I think I might.

Once I work out some of the changes for this maxi and an additional flare I want to add I can finish the tutorial.

Necklace (gifted) / Sunnies from ASOS (old)