After a weekend away from my machine, I was ready to finish Butterick 6573. And so I did. However, I am not in love with it. I don't think it's the color. I don't think it's the buttons. Or the piping.
I think it boils down to two things: the length and the fit. Looking at the picture on the envelope, the shirt is tucked in, so I assumed it was longer than the other versions on the envelope. I added about 3" to the bottom for good measure, and boy am I glad that I did. They wanted a 1.5" hem...you'd be seeing my belly! The pictures I took weren't hemmed at all. In the end, I turned under 1/4", then another 1/4" and stitched. My actual made garment looks a whole lot more...like a sack compared to the envelope sketch. And I know I could probably belt it or wear it under a cardigan, but I know if there are restrictions to wearing the garment then I won't want to wear it very often.
|Please excuse the hair...I tried Wen, and it did not cooperate with my hair at all.|
Tomorrow I cut out the pattern (and perhaps the muslin) for dress pants!