So I spent my Memorial Day sewing my dress for the PatternReview Knock-Off Contest. Fabulous to be finished and have it entered, yes? Well, at 9:00 last night, I realized that June 1st is the start of Me-Made-June 11 and I didn't want to start it off wearing an old outfit, so I cut out fabric and made a top using the Butterick 5496 pattern, again. I really love this pattern. It is quick and simple and allows for some very vibrant color choices.
I made the same changes as I did with my first top - french seams, 3 lines of shirring instead of elastic at the waist, and omitted bias binding for the neck edge. For this one, I also added a bit of length for a more blouson effect.
The pants are Simplicity 2618, which I made a couple years ago. Despite wearing a ponytail hairstyle, I felt very classic and professional at work.
I already have Butterick 5495 cut out, so I hope to sew it up to wear for tomorrow.