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!