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Butterick 5923 Loose-fitting pullover tunic

This black and white knit tunic was sewn about nine months ago using Butterick 5923 . It was another favorite warn weather top that I paired with leggings. (and my oh-so-fashionable surgical shoe!)  It's a loose-fitting pullover that is actually designed for woven fabrics, such as Crepe De Chine, Voile, Jerseys, Chambray, Broadcloths.  However, I used this lightweight black and white chevron print knit and it worked beautifully for the design. The front is bias cut forming a deep drape with a stay layer underneath.  That stay, which is cut on the straight of grain, helps keep too much from peeking out when leaning forward. The bottom front is sewn on as a separate piece, so the front consists of three pieces (stay, bias front and bottom front). The back is two pieces, the upper and lower back.  It has a hi-low hemline, which I still really like. The side also has a small slit. The 3/4 sleeves are rolled up and held in place with a tab and button.  Since I kne