Cheaper Than Chips Top

It was finally too much for me over the weekend and I just had to start my first project for the New Year.  I didn't get too carried away mind you.  With every one at home, getting stuck into anything too challenging was not an option so I eased into the New Year with a nice simple knit top.  The pattern is Butterick 5497, a pattern I came across on the sale table at my local sewing shop.  I particularly liked the gathers on the shoulders and under the bust.  Initially I was unsure whether I would slit the back like in the pattern but am now glad I did.  I used some cotton knit that I got from the op shop for $2 and wrote about here This is a really nice top to wear but would give a really interesting tan line if worn for too  I would definitely make it again but do find the neckline a little too wide so would definitely make this slightly narrower next time.


  1. A very flattering top, love the gathers on the front. Glad you left the back feature in as it gives a nice surprise to the back. Great work...

  2. I like it - simple but cute. The back feature's a nice touch.

  3. I like the feature in the back too. And it is a great colour.


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