Katherine Tilton B6026: Radiating Pin-Tuck Top

Mairin lookin' good in the Katherine Tilton B6026 Radiating Pin-Tuck Top!
Mairin lookin’ good in the Katherine Tilton B6026 Radiating Pin-Tuck Top!

Katherine Tilton B6026 Radiating Pin-Tuck Top in Stretch Woven

We carry mostly patterns from independent pattern companies, but every once in a while something from the Big Four catches our eye — such as this contemporary top by Katherine Tilton. Read on for Bonnie’s thoughts on this button-up with pin-tuck details!

Pattern:

Butterick 6026 Katherine Tilton: Misses’ Radiating Pin-Tuck Top

Pattern Description:

“Fitted top has shirt collar, collar band, front radiating pin tucks at neck and waist, shaped hemline, front longer than back, wrong side shows, and stitched hem. A: Sleeveless. B: Three-quarter sleeves and pin tucks on sleeves.”

Pattern Sizing:

8-16, Bonnie made this in a size 12 with a bust adjustment to a size 14.

Review:

This fitted top is a classic staple for any wardrobe. Pair with slacks for a wear-to-work blouse or dress it down with jeans for the next family BBQ.

Bonnie used The Confident Stitch’s Morocco Blue Floral Stretch Woven in Black for this top. This mid-weight fabric with some stretch gives a great relaxed fit for shirts. The only changes she made were to go up a size in the bust with a full-bust adjustment, and to raise the waistline about 1.5″.

Bonnie particularly liked the pin-tuck details. They’re fairly simple to create and give the top a flattering shape and fun detail. The fabric she used has a very small and busy pattern to it, making the pin-tucks harder to see. The next version might have to be in a solid, such as this organic shot-cotton voile in grape.

Button-up shirts are always in style. This particular version lends a fun twist on an old classic — what’s not to love? She found the pattern easy to follow and would recommend it to others!

Detail of the shirt front.
Detail of the shirt front.
The radiating pin-tucks are much more visible in a solid fabric!
The radiating pin-tucks are much more visible in a solid fabric!

 

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