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Butterick 6378

March 10, 2018


I don’t know about y’all, but I was single for a LONG time. I didn’t get married until I was 40, and before I met Mr. Boonetowne, I went on a lot of dates. And dating is exhausting. Sometimes I would go on a date with someone new, and I would want so badly for him to be the one. Then something would happen (he would tell me he lives with his mom or he’s addicted to a controlled substance) and I would realize, without a doubt, that he was not the one. The disappointment was crushing.

I think I am having the same experience with my cream, floral Butterick 6563. I want so badly for this garment to be the third top in my wardrobe entry, but it’s just not right. It just doesn’t go with the skirt and the jacket. It’s too much of a stretch. I want it to work, but it doesn’t.

While wallowing in my disappointment, I decided to try a fourth top, to see if it was any better. Enter Butterick 6378 in a black and cream floral challis that I bought at JoAnn’s.


I decided to make View C without the elastic waist and with the short, banded sleeves from Butterick 6563.


I also decided to add a ruffle/flounce around the collar.


I cut a size 6 and graded out to an 8 because there’s a lot of ease in this pattern. I’m usually a 10 in tops. I used the sleeves from B6563 and then cut a ruffle that I added to the collar.






The good news and bad news is that I think it works better with my wardrobe skirt and topper. This means that I might have to give up my dream of the cream floral. It’s hard to let a dream go.




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  1. Jean permalink

    I love the dog’s appearance in the last photo. I think you do an amazing job realizing your visions for garments (thinking about your coat, the skirt et al). I think you should up your seamsta rating to intermediate, and I think Mood should sign you on to the network. I used to live in Abingdon, and I know how far you have to go for fabric!

    • Jean, I love Abingdon–it’s such a cool town. We like to stop there when we ride the Virginia Creeper. Thanks so much for all your kind words. It’s amazing how far we are willing to travel for fabric!

  2. Barbara J permalink

    I will second that comment about you getting signed up to the Mood network. Your work and imagination are terrific.

    And while you might not be about to use the cream blouse in this grouping, you still have it and it’s beautiful.

    • Thanks, Barbara! I still wish the cream blouse worked, but I am processing my grief. I think I’m finally out of the denial stage. 🙂

  3. The cream floral blouse is still really nice, it just didn’t work with the spirit of your other pieces, which are edgier. Now you have two new blouses! Sounds like a win-win to me!

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