Since I have a substantial stash of fabric, I've curtailed my fabric shopping by quite a bit in the last few years; however, patterns take up less space and who can resist a $1 or $2 pattern sale? But now my pattern stash is getting a bit out of hand and I can't justify buying more patterns and continue to acquire foreign pattern magazines, so I've cut back on the pattern sales.
Saturday I stopped by Hancock Fabrics to pick up some thread and was drawn like a moth to a light to the pattern table where Buttericks were $1.99 and Simplicity patterns were a buck each. But not much impressed me - or I finally found some will power. However, Butterick 5493 looked a lot like the simple tops I see at the store but don't want to pay a lot of money for. I think any one of these would be suitable for work, worn under a jacket or light sweater. Plus they have bust darts!