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Black Leatherette Top

Added Jan 23, 2013

by peppit

Athens, Greece




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This is a top from a Butterick discontinued pattern named B5562. The pattern suggests the use of moderate stretch knits only. However I thought of using an artificial leather fabric. What a mistake! The end result was a top unsuitable for workwear (my original intention). The fabric was quite stiff so the gathered sleeves were toooo eminent. The sleeves’ shoulders were sticking out so much that this top was more suited for a Mad Max movie than anything else. That should teach me next time to follow pattern suggestions. Anyway, it found its use at a photo shoot for fashion peoples’ books.

Material Notes

PU Leather




Garment Type

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    Jan 27, 2013, 11.17 AMby joost52

    The picture is awesome, too bad the top won’t really be wearable, but kudos for trying :)

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    Jan 24, 2013, 05.29 AMby peppit

    Thank you for your remarks. Mind you, this is not me in the picture which was taken by a professional photographer.

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    Jan 23, 2013, 02.26 PMby Super Jeanette

    Interesting picture, beautiful light and the top looks nice.

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    Jan 23, 2013, 07.58 AMby byVA

    OK, I had something similar in mind, not with the same patters, but similar, and this time I will learn from your mistake… but honestly, photo is just fantastic

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