Multicolor French Cotton Jersey – Katherine Tilton Top/Butterick 5925

Happy New Year all!

It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted on the Mood Sewing Network. I’m very happy to be back!

Today I’m showcasing an unusual fabric, multicolor french cotton jersey (FC19834). At least it’s unusual for me. I found it months ago while searching the Mood online store. It has two layers of fabric fused together. The top layer has a burn out affect with some parts of it unattached to the under layer. Too bad it is no longer available, but there are other options to chose from. I paired this unusual textile with a Katherine Tilton top, Butterick 5925.

This pattern is described as: MISSES’ TOP: Pullover top has neckline and pocket variations, seam detail, and shaped hemline. A: slightly draped neck and pocket bands. B: pocket binding. A and B: semi-fitted, stitched hems. C and D: loose-fitting, hem band, and narrow hem. B, C and D: neck binding. Wrong side shows on hemlines, and C and D pocket openings. I make view C. The sizes available are X-small to XX-large.

Seaming along the shoulder blade.

Unfinished lower edge of the center front.

The pattern looks like the drawing on the envelope. The instructions were easy to follow, standard for the big four. The only part that did not translate well into this fabric were the pockets. I could have been me, but I think it was the fabric.

When I purchased this pattern, I was looking for relaxed fit wardrobe options. This one was good. It’s loose fitting and great with leggings or slim fitting jeans. Excellent weekend outfit.

The only change I made in the construction was to have the right side of the pockets exposed.

I’m not opposed to making this top again, and I do recommend it to others.

This was a very interesting fabric to try. It’s so unlike me, 😉 but a great option for this Katherine Tilton top.

Happy Sewing!
Cennetta

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Comments


  • Amy
    January 30, 2015

    What a fun top! I’ve used one of Mood’s burnout fabrics before, and it was so interesting to work with. I think you’ve done a great job pairing a fun pattern with a fun print!

  • Linda L
    January 30, 2015

    Nice looking top. That is interesting fabric.

    • Cennetta
      February 5, 2015

      Thanks, Linda.

  • Sallieoh
    January 30, 2015

    I love this fabric and pattern pairing, Cennetta! The finished top looks great on you – definitely a nice casual top, but with a fun twist!

    • Cennetta
      February 5, 2015

      Thanks, Sallieoh.

  • ME Pendleton
    January 30, 2015

    This burned out fabric looks great & great pairing with the pattern !

    • Cennetta
      February 5, 2015

      Thanks ME Pendleton.

  • Ginger Makes
    January 30, 2015

    What a fun print!

    • Cennetta
      February 5, 2015

      Thanks, Ginger. Something new and different to try. 😉

  • carolyn roemer
    January 30, 2015

    I like the lines of this top a lot and the hem shaping. At the moment , I might try piping that back over the shoulder seam. I’m a big fan of the Tilton sisters. I’ve tried many of their patterns and am always satisfied. Unless of course I try an unusual fabric not intended for a given fabric.

    • Cennetta
      February 5, 2015

      Thanks, Carolyn. Your tip on the Tilton patterns is dually noted as I have a few more in my collection that I want to try.

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    January 30, 2015

    I really like these colours on you. I’ve steered towards more relaxed dresses and tops… and find they are what I always reach for when just hanging about the house.

    • Cennetta
      February 5, 2015

      Thanks, Lizzy. These days I’m wearing more casual clothing. This top is perfect for relaxed dressing.

  • Mary-Margaret
    February 11, 2015

    I love your top and I’m going to try my hand at this one. Wish me lots of luck. Thanks for sharing.

    • Cennetta
      February 12, 2015

      Thanks, Mary-Margaret. Good luck.

  • Sarah Gunn
    February 11, 2015

    LOVE this fabric and really LOVE this top 🙂

    • Cennetta
      February 12, 2015

      Thanks, Sarah.