Another go at Butterick 6464

Last time I made Lisette for Butterick’s 6464 halter top straight out of the envelope, and it was really short! For this version I added three inches to the pattern to the size 12 I made an FBA to last time. I also forgot to cut the front in two pieces and cut it on the fold instead. That made the front even bigger, since I didn’t lose the seam allowances.

I’m using a polyester feather print I found in DTLA. I also have my Pajama jeans on! Made from a mash up of Ginger jeans and the Jalie Eleanore pattern, these pants are so comfy I could sleep in them. I used this really neat stretchy knit that looks like denim given to me from Organic Cotton Plus.

I used a decorative stitch from my Bernina on the neckline. The neckline looked a little wonky, I used cotton poplin, but didn’t interface it, so I tried to disguise the waviness with the stitching. It’s not perfect, but whatever! And now that I’m looking at the pictures, I can see from the hem I also cut it slightly off grain . I’ll blame it on the slippery poly. Aack!!

If I insisted on perfection, I wouldn’t be able to wear the majority of my handmade wardrobe. I’ve learned to love my pieces even with their imperfections, much like I love my family members! But of course I love my family members more than my clothes, lol! At least most of the time, that’s true.

I bought a halter bra especially for wearing with tops like this, but I found it so uncomfortable. I’m just wearing a cheap sports bra from Target.

It seems I have gotten my sewing mojo back. I’ve got lots of projects planned, so I look forward to blogging more often.

Happy sewing!


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  1. Cat says

    LUV this and especially the detail you added at the neck. I have bras where the straps can be unhooked and crossed and then hooked back on. I agree it is uncomfortable. I am to the point now I just let them show especially if they are a nice color! They really should make interchanging bra straps in different colors!.

  2. Kathy Russell says

    Really cute top. Love the Feather fabric and pajama jeans too.

  3. Brenda Kimberlin says

    I’m in the middle of making this top now as well — I took your earlier advice about adding length, but I completely messed up the next band and will have to cut all those pieces out again … so I’ve had to put the whole thing aside for a few days until I can get my sewing rage under control !! However, I’m glad to see that cutting the front as one piece worked out ok – I’ll try that next time. The neckband looked so simple to me, but it turned out to be way above my pattern-reading skill level. I’m still not completely sure that I understand all the directions for it, but I’ll give it another go …

  4. Sandy Osborne says

    Love your philosophy on imperfections. I have to keep reminding myself all the time not to be so critical 😉
    Cute top! Great idea with the decorative stitching. And I’m going to have to go look at that stretchy denim-thanks for the link. I’d like to make some “pajama jeans”