Thursday, October 1, 2015

Butterick 6217 in Stitchy Rose Challis

Just finished! This is Butterick 6217 made up in one of my new fall fabrics. This is a rayon challis that has a rose pattern in little white stitches!

Rose Stitch Challis
The challis is nice and drapey, making it a perfect match for this pattern. This is View A, which has a cute little bust tie and tulip sleeves. There are several other mix-and-match options.




I used a narrow lace trim around the sleeve hems.



I used the same trim around the neckline, blouse fronts, and upper edge of the tie. Instead of stitching it on flat here, I inserted it into the seams like you would with piping. Here's a picture of it stitched to the bust tie before the seams are stitched. Just the little bumpy side of the trim sticks out, making a really subtle effect.


Here you can see the difference in the trim application on the sleeves and the ties. 


I lightened this picture so you can see the trim and the buttons a bit better. Black is tough!



Here you can see the detail on the buttons, and the trim at center front.


A great thing about this pattern is that it's quick. I think I spent about 5 hours from cutting to completion. It's also very flattering, though I would recommend sizing down if you want a fitted look. I'd normally be a size 12, but I made a size 10 here. If comfort is more important to you, make your usual size.
I'm hoping to make a few more versions of this blouse. It looks great with or without the bust tie, and you can also make it sleeveless or with a short gathered sleeve. It also works nicely with pants or skirts, and you can layer it with a cardigan now that it's getting chilly out there.

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful blouse Gertie. I love the fabric

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  2. I made this blouse up in the exact fabric shown on the pattern envelope. But I raised the neckline for me as too low cut for me. But I kept the neckline shape the same. I have yet to wear it as need to make either a skirt or slacks to go with it. Maybe next spring! Starting on a coat now! Brrr...
    Love your blog! :)

    Marla

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  3. I made this one and I love the pattern so much! I can't wait to make more of them.

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  4. I made this one and I love the pattern so much! I can't wait to make more of them.

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  5. So pretty! I love that fabric!!

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  6. I love the tulip sleeves and the trim. I also like how you coordinated those buttons with the trim. They have a similar look. It makes me think of a Chanel skirt and blouse I saw recently in Vogue where the trim and the buttons coordinated so perfectly. I was really impressed with it and now also with yours.

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  7. Love the fitted design with the tulip sleeves! This is a beautiful top I may just try to make. Thanks for inspiring us with your creative designs!

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  8. Beautiful! I'm going to buy this pattern right now! :)

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  9. I'm sad , I thught it was also as downloadble pattern BUT it isn´t , I live in México and it takes a lot of time to arrive and it costs me a lot also . Mexican pesos are very devalued :(

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  10. Love this blouse on you - it wouldn't suit a large busted woman like me I don't think - too much emphasis around the bust - love what you did with the trim! Brilliant inspiration with the trim that I just might copy in the future! There are times when that just looks so much prettier than piping :) Thank you for sharing your work!

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  11. I love the details! The trim and the buttons are perfect together, especially with your new fabric!

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  12. That is pretty fabulous - the pattern with the fabric works so well. nice job! - with the black (pedal pushers?) pants and, I agree with previous comments, those shoes!! Can I ask what those are and do you have a favorite place to get shoes? I did not really pay attention to shoes until I started sewing again (and following sewing blogs) and realized what a difference they make! Thanks. Cat

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  13. I just might have to make that top. But, I also LOVE the pants! Are those made from a pattern of yours?

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    1. I second the call about the pants! The top is cute and is now at the top of my to-make list, but I've been looking for a cute capri pattern (or even just a place to buy cute capris) pretty much exactly like those for a while

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  14. I just might have to make that top. But, I also LOVE the pants! Are those made from a pattern of yours?

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  15. I love the braid finish! Thats a lovely touch. I may have to buy this pattern since View C is just the neckline I have been looking for. It looks lovely on you. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Looks so nice on you! Lovely fabric print. Oh, and I love your hair color - the dark is so flattering IMO. ;)

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  17. What a pretty neckline! I love adding trim to make a piece feel special. My last dress I added pom poms - not as subtle as your cute trim, but a similar idea. http://www.grayallday.com/dye-and-smock-the-butterick-6169/.

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  18. Gorgeous, the pattern, your details AND your fabric!

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  19. It looks soooo good on you! I am going to have to try this pattern! Love the lace trim!

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  20. Dang, I just made this shirt with a cherry printed cotton, but your fabric is so much prettier than what I used. Now I'm just going to have to make it again. What a shame ;)

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  21. GORGEOUS! I Love this entire outfit!!!!!

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  22. Super random question: what are your measurements? I have the pattern, I have fabric, I am just debating between sewing a 10 and a 12. We look to be about the same size. Also picking up that fabric at Joann's today!

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Thanks for your comments; I read each and every one! xo Gertie

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