Today I am sharing a top made using Butterick 6157, which I have previously made before in a silk velvet (see here). That simple silk velvet tee has been worn a few times since I made it last year. It is great to just throw on over a pair of jeans when you want to look smart but not too dressed up.
This gold sequin fabric had been languishing in my stash for a couple of years? I am glad to have used it up. I have already worn this top a couple of times: once with my faux leather leggings, and once (for my birthday), just as I have shown here with heels and skinny jeans.
I made no fit adjustments to this pattern. As the sequins were sewn on to a white mesh base I found a scrap of white pongee lining in my stash which I thought would be ok to line the top. I just made a second version of the top in the lining fabric (which I cut about 5/8ths inch shorter?) and sewed the outer and inner pieces together at the neck. I did find the first time I wore this top the lining was rolling out to the outside. I went back and added a second line of understitching and it seems ok…better than before. I finished the hems off using satin bias tape.
There’s not a lot else to say about this top….I used my paper scissors to cut the sequin fabric, a normal size 80 needle to sew and my walking foot. It is a pretty full on look, but that’s why I think wearing something like jeans on the lower half balances it out. I think it will be useful around the festive season. I don’t know how much it will come out of the wardrobe post new year.
See you soon!