Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar

Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar
Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar

This is my version of Butterick 5922. It’s a super quick top to make. I made it in this lacy knitted fabric, in nude. Apparently nude pink is going to be a hot colour for autumn. Nude and hot. Hmmm….I wonder what interesting search terms will come up in my blog stats?

Anyway, I don’t have much to say about it. I selected my size based on the provided finished garment measurements, but really I could have gone down a size. The pattern envelope does suggest using fabrics with little stretch. Maybe my fabric was too stretchy? On this occasion I don’t mind the sloppy look 🙂

Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar
Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar

Oh, yes. I decided I would add a totally different collar to it, instead of one of the ones that come with the pattern. I used the collar from New Look 6000. I cut two sets of collars, applied iron-on interfacing to one set, then used them as an underlay for the collar pieces. I made the whole top on my serger, except the janky, wavy hems. I kind of like the janky, wavy effect (just this once).

Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar
Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar

Pattern Review:

Pattern Description:

Close-fitting, pullover top has back neck slit, narrow hem and hook & eye closing. A and D: collar. C: purchased trim. B, C and D: underlay. I made view A, with sleeves from D and a collar taken from New Look 6000.

Pattern Sizing:

6 – 22

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

Not really, but not through any fault of the pattern. The fabric I used probably had too much stretch to it than recommended, and I also used a collar from a different pattern.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

I didn’t use them. I glanced over them and they seemed fine.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

On this occasion I liked the relaxed sloppy (!) fit. It feels very comfortable and perfect for wearing with jeans. Nothing to dislike really. If I was making it again I would use a fabric with less stretch.

Fabric Used:

A knitted lace fabric with lycra in it.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I eliminated the centre back seam and cut the back on the fold. I added 3 inches to the length. I stabilised the shoulder seams with clear elastic.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I might sew again – this time with the one of the collars in the pattern! Yes, I would recommend.


Does what is says on the envelope: fast and easy.

Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar
Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar



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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

16 thoughts on “Butterick 5922: nude lacy knit top with collar

  1. I think pretty much the same way as you about some of the prices, but haven’t done any sewing for quite awhile, though I have been buying patterns, so at the moment I am checking out the reviews on them, thanks for yours 🙂

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