Rose Pink Butterick Tunic

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After my last Fabricville project, I was just in love with stretch velour. I couldn't resist using more of it! So I also bought some deep rosy pink in the same fabric from my local store, and this time I used an old See & Sew pattern, Butterick 5907.


I'm not a big wearer of pink overall, but this colour was so luscious. It sewed up beautifully, although this time I decided to hand stitch the hem and sleeves rather than machine finish them. The hem is therefore a little softer and rounder, which I think suits this pattern.



This is truly an easy, quick pattern. Four pattern pieces; the sleeves are sewn in flat, which is such a lovely knit technique, so simple. The cowl in this pattern is cut on the bias, which means you do use up quite a bit more fabric but the drape is worth it. Having this deep cowl in this soft fabric all squishy around your neck is a little bit of heaven.



I like that the pattern has simple lines, to focus on the fabric. It drapes and shines and feels so luxurious. The colour is warm and brightens up gloomy winter days, and I just feel happy when I wear it. That's always the measure of a successful make, I think!



I used View A, and think I'd add just  an extra inch of length next time. I shortened the sleeves slightly, but otherwise didn't make any changes. This was a quick and satisfying project that will be a favourite for a long while.



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8 comments

  1. Cute top, nice pop of color. LOVE the skirt! Great job. You look lovely!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! I love the combo of this top and the stripey skirt. I don't have much to wear it with so this was fun.

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  2. Lovely top. I agree with your comment about what defines a measure of success. When we feel good wearing a garment and it makes us happy , what more can you ask for? I imagine stretch velour would be tricky to sew.

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    1. The velour wasn't as scary as I'd expected but still took a lot of attention and research to find the best techniques to use ;) I'm pleased with how it turned out, and the fabric is just so. soft. I love it.

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  3. I think you should wear more pink because you look fabulous in it!!

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  4. What a perfect winter top. Colorful and snuggly! I am tempted to make one :)

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    1. It is a very easy pattern - can really show off a great fabric like this super soft one :)

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