August 28, 2013

Tulip Sleeves in Abstract Floral Butterick 5815

I always fall for tulip sleeves.

Butterick 5815 was an easy project; a quick (sewing time one hour tops) and fun sew (if you love narrow hems as much as I do). I spent more time mulling over which view to construct. I wanted a dress like view C but I liked the curved hem of the tunic view B. In the end I merged the two and cut a dress length with a curved hem. I then found that I was uncomfortable wearing it as a dress as the slinky fabric crept up my tights due to static, so I wore it over leggings. I think for the next wear I will cut it to a true tunic length. Or maybe a shirt as in view A and wear it with a skirt I will just take this fun project with the lovely sleeves all around the pattern envelope. Do you get as indecisive as I when planning your projects? 


  1. Oooooh, very pretty sleeves!! It reminds me of something Samantha would wear on Bewitched. (am I dating myself?). But, she always had the cutest 60s outfits.

    1. Thank you, that is an honor. I love Bewitched! Yes,Samantha had the best 60's outfits.

  2. Love it! what a pretty fabric and really suits you.


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