Love the Tilton sister’s designs… all of them. I think The Pattern Stash contains every pattern they have ever designed. The designs force me to step outside my rather straight-laced comfort zone.
Katherine Tilton’s Butterick 6101 looked so comfortable and on the model the sleeveless version looked perfect for the temperature extremes of airplane travel.
So stepping far outside the comfort zone, I found a rather loud geometric fabric and sewed it up. Sewing was quite simple and straight forward.
For fun, I added a grey stripe for the long front inset and “apron” pocket.
But after trying the garment on, and reducing the bulk, the combination of the fabric and the pattern fell into question.
I tried adding sleeves. No improvement.
I waited for the husband to comment. He described it as a “combination serape and apron.”
This is one of those garments that will not be worn in public, but I think will make a comfortable pajama top.
I may try the pattern again in a quieter fabric, though – it just looks so nice on the model!
It’s always tough for me – a great pattern, a great fabric, lots of work, and then… Hmmmm… What was I thinking. That was a different pattern, good of you to try it. Don’t you just love the husband comments? 😀
I think, more than anything, it’s the choice of fabric. The model has a rather dark, full of shadows fabric and sometimes that masks the fact that the design isn’t quite so pleasing for all of us…..like the concept though!!
I just bought that pattern and it WAS next on my sewing list but….maybe not! Hmmmm….
So frustrating when our vision is faced with our reality…and husband’s reactions! It’s a cute top and I agree that the model fabric is what makes it work. I too love the pattern but passed it by in the recent sale. I know it is not for me. Your work isn’t wasted…perhaps in a different fabric with less contrast?
I don’t know why you think it looks so bad! I love it and intend to buy the pattern because i saw it on you!
Actually I have to agree with Trixie Bee. I love, love, love this on you. It is edgy and different, yet it is also flattering IMO. Thanks for posting this – I’m about to try it with a woven since the pattern envelope states that is an option. I do love your knit version so wonder if I’ll also like it in a woven.
Many thanks, but I never did get the courage to wear it! I wish I were more edgy, but my conservative side still overwhelms!
I think a drapey woven would work well. I hope it works for you (and that you are more courageous than I!)
Your fabric choices are perfect. It would look perfect with leggings. It’s been a year….hope you love it now – I do!
What a nice thing to say, but I still do not have the courage to wear it!
You can do it! Wanna hear you roar. Sorry about the double entry…you can delete one.
I really love your top and planning to make one. Hope you love it now! It’s never to late to step outside the sewing box. Deb 🙂