I enjoyed making this pattern, Lisette for Butterick 6183. It was drafted true to size, not so for most Big 4 patterns, and I barely could fit into the size 12. I had to let out the center back and front seams a bit and I added over two inches to the waistband. Silly me for thinking I could squeeze my waist into a band designed for a 26 inch waist. So this was a very ready to wear fit. The size 12 fits about the same as an American size 4 at stores like J Crew or the Gap.
This is the leftover fabric from the living room curtains I cut out and promised to sew myself before Lent was over. Did I sew them yet? Well……no. My husband chuckled when he saw I finished some pants, but the 38 yards of unsewn curtains are still sitting in the dining room chair. I feel guilty about not keeping my Lenten promise to do some unselfish sewing….. I still have a few weeks left.
I wanted to make the matching top, but didn’t have any fabric in my stash that felt perfect except this knit fabric I made my exercise tank out of last week. So I made another Bento Tee. Lily didn’t notice my cuffs were all twisted when she took these shots. Oh well!
These are the labels the Dutch Label Shop sent me. I’m not sewing for hire anymore but I like putting them on my own clothes just the same. When I remember to!
I like this design a lot. I feel very chic and dressy casual in them. I also love the cuff detail. The directions were really good, too. Not quite as thorough and pretty looking as an actual Liesl & Co pattern, but still good. Not bad for two bucks at Joann, right?I would totally recommend this pattern and the cropped wide leg pants are still going strong for spring and summer this year. This pattern is from 2015, and was quite fashion forward at the time. Obviously I’m a little late on it, but hey, I’m a country girl now. I really like a high waist silhouette with a shorter top. My floral culottes and top from last year have this shape as well.
This is the comfiest Bento tee I’ve made so far.