Butterick #6553 Yardage Information
Referring to the front overlay pieces:
Pattern piece #3 (for views 1 and 2) is correct. Pattern pieces #4, 5, and 6 are missing the notch on the lower front armhole curve.
To mark this notch on these pattern pieces, lay them on top of pattern piece #3, matching shoulder and side seams. They should line up perfectly, and you can mark the missing notch.
Make sure to note that in view 1, you need to hem the overlay before going onto the section on putting it together.
This pattern can be coordinated with #107 and #207 in the following ways:
We have had a lot of moms request the higher shoulder, so while this pattern was BASED on the original #107 and #207, we did a lot of improvements. You can add this new shoulder to your #107 or #207 by just laying the front and back piece from either of the older patterns and laying it over the front and back of the #307 and tracing the new cutting line on your pattern. Then use the SLEEVE from the #307 as it has been designed to fit the new armhole.
Instructions are included in the pattern.
The new nursing opening can be traced to the other patterns in the same way. Just lay the older pattern pieces on top of the #307 and trace the new opening, then follow the directions in the #307.
This won't work well for ALL views, but it will for most views.
Also, say you want to make a dress from any of the views from #107 or #307, then just pull out the pattern piece from #207 and combine it to your pattern to make the dress view.
#307 has a LOT of views and once you combine it with the other two patterns, you have the potential for almost unlimited options: a total of 11 different variations, plus top, tunic, dress, short sleeve, long sleeve, skirt, etc. --submitted by Elizabeth Lee Designs
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