Butterick 5527 Border Print Tunic

Finally it's cool enough to wear this top!  I made this last month, but it had stayed in the 80's and 90's almost all of September. 

This is a great rayon knit border print that I got from Fabric Mart.  I was constantly on the lookout for a pattern that could use a border print.  Finally I found Butterick 5527
This is laid out on the cross-grain, which means that the stretch of the fabric actually goes up and down.
It takes a lot of fabric for a top- 2-3/4 yards is the recommended amount for the medium, so the lighterweight the fabric the better.  I would like to make it again in a cotton jersey knit, maybe as the top length.
This is one of their patterns that can be a short top, tunic or dress.  I cut out at the tunic length.  Because the pattern was curved, and my border was straight, I just straightened out both the hem curve, and the waist curve.

The waistband is two 3/4" elastic strips inside a casing.  I had just enough of my border print left to use it in the casing to break up the print.

The sleeves are banded with a straight strip of fabric, with the length of the fabric becoming ties.  I used the dark purple part of my border for this.
This is a super comfy top that I think I'll get a lot of wear out of.  Great for a border print knit too!


  1. Oh, very cute! I like that it has waist definition, and your border print is perfect.

  2. this is very very cute! great job!

  3. Eyecatchingly stylish tunic, Ann! Very nice merge of style and fabric design!

  4. I LOVE this top on you. The length is perfect. The border print is fab. And it looks super with the white pants.


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