(also pictured: jeans B6840 and pants V1665)
Telio Topaz Hatchi Stretch Knit in Teal and in Royal, from Fabric(dot)com. Black French terry from the FIDM Scholarship Store
For these makes, I used B6857, from Butterick’s Fall pattern line. View A is a bishop-sleeved top, but I wanted a more dramatic sleeve, so I slashed and spread the sleeve pattern piece, doubling the amount of fullness at the cuff. View A has buttons along both shoulders. I found some teal buttons in my stash which matched the teal sweater knit perfectly, however I only had 4 of them, so I eliminated the overlap on the other shoulder. I replaced it with a simple shoulder seam. For the royal blue top, I had some fun vintage buttons in black and silver, which I applied on both shoulders.
View B is a tunic with an asymmetrical draped collar and a narrow sleeve. I had some fabulous mother-of-pearl ginkgo leaf buttons I bought at an American Sewing Guild conference years ago. This is the perfect top to highlight special buttons!
In addition to altering the sleeve and neckline, I made my standard alterations: high round back, forward shoulder, full bust, sway back and uneven shoulders. The high round back coupled with the sway back require a curved center back seam, so all three tops have one.
And that’s about it for my winter sewing — now, on to some summer makes!