Saturday, April 14, 2012
Butterick 9282 and Confessions
I found this little gem with the help of Vintage Textile Pixie on Etsy. I saw a pattern in her shop I liked, but she mentioned that she had a bunch more that were unlisted. I convo'd her to see what she had in a button-down in a 10-12 and this is one of several she gave me to choose from.
I took the pattern with me to JoAnn's to see what fabric inspired me and surprised myself with what I chose. In the denim section was this super soft denim with a faux eyelet design and it was 40% off. I took a leap of faith and I think the results are admirable.
I am happy to have this pattern in my stash and can see myself certainly making it again. I LOVE the sleeves and I didn't have to make any alterations, which is incredible to me.
Very quickly, before you look at pictures.... here's my confession. It's not actually finished. I haven't put in the zipper or the bottom button (hidden under the belt), but I let myself take pictures of it anyway.
Confession number two: This was originally planned as a project for The Sew Weekly challenge Inspired by Art for the week of March 5th. I had a Renoir in mind and then I lost my mojo and didn't finish in time.
Confession number three: I have no idea when I will wear this. Possibly, fourth of July? A Summer BBQ party that I don't have an invitation to yet?