Pattern 7: Sun Surf Halter

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pattern 7:  The Amy Butler Sun Surf Halter

With the suffocating July heat close by, I have chosen the Amy Butler Sun Surf Halter for my next pattern.
http://www.fiveeighthseams.com/product-p/p-ab-halter.htm
There are so many beautiful, brightly colored cotton fabrics in the store that would be perfect to use with this pattern, but I finally decided on this new fabric that arrived last week.
http://www.fiveeighthseams.com/product-p/c-7001-paisley.htm
I have used Amy Butler's bag patterns before but never any of her clothing patterns.  I have loved  every Amy Butler bag I've ever made, however, I have to be honest and admit that sewing her bags was often not enjoyable and sometimes brought me to such frustration that I'd swear to never sew another one.  The Amy Butler bag patterns require a great amount of  time cutting out fabric, lining, and tons of interfacing, and when you finally get to begin sewing,  you have to decipher the instructions which are often difficult to interpret.  In addition, there are always steps that require lots of topstitching on multiple layers of fabric that will make sounds come from your sewing machine that you've never heard before as it jams and refuses to sew for you any longer.  The end products always look amazing, but Amy Butler really takes you on a quite a journey to get there!  I'm hoping this sun surf halter top will not be as difficult to sew as her bag patterns.  It better be as fun to sew as it looks to wear!

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