Butterick Pattern 3037

Pansy topDigitally printed linenThis is the second creation from the Goldhawk Road stash I bought in October. It was a complete impulse buy as I wasn’t sure what I would do with it, I just loved it! It’s linen with a digitally printed pansy design, I love the colours, it’s vibrant without being gaudy! It was £15 a meter so I could only afford 1m, however that is plenty to make a sleeveless top for the summer.

Back view of Pansy topI used a Butterick pattern I’ve had for a few years. It is fully lined, the pattern suggested using the main fabric to line the front pieces however I felt two layers of linen would be too bulky, I decided to line it in a co-ordinating cotton from Leeds market, there’s a few good fabric stalls in the indoor market and one had a perfect colour match.

It went together fairly well, although I did need two attempts at the curves on the  centre back hem. It was a weird fabric to match anything too, which colour do you go for, and none of them are standard colours! I went to Samuel Taylors for buttons, these were the only ones that seemed to match well. I was tempted with some delicate pewter ones but I had a bad experience of metal buttons Buttonsyears ago; I made a beautiful silk dress with buttons all the way down the front, the first time I wore it they all popped off one by one, I just about saved my dignity with a safety pin at upper thigh level!!!

If I use the pattern again I’ll probably make the hip area a little bigger as it is a bit snug, I’d quite like to use five smaller buttons too, instead of the four 1.5cm ones it recommends. Looking forward to wearing it on holiday 🙂Pansy waistcoat top


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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