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|Butterick: 5073 - Type:Loungewear |
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|Posted on:||9/11/13 9:44 PM |
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Sleeveless, slightly gathered culottes in evening length, have bias turn-over collar and self-tie belt.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, when I actually followed them. I had to re-do the facing and the collar because I second-guessed the pattern instructions, then discovered they were correct after all. Can you believe it??
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the collar - I think it makes the look. But I would like to find a different way to close it. The pattern says to use hook and eyes, and I eventually did this after my brainstorming failed to yield a better solution. I wanted to use an invisible zipper, but I was afraid that it would buckle or fold in an unpleasant way. Anyone else have a suggestion on this?
Cotton jersey purchased from Girl Charlee.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I was making this for someone who lives at a bit of a distance so I only had the chance for one fitting. I tried something different and lengthened the bodice by a couple of inches and the leg length, figuring that those two issues would be the hardest to fix later. I basted the center back seam and had her try on the two halves together. I pinned where everything needed to join and it all worked out. I don't know that this would work for all body types but it worked for hers! I ended up shortening the bodice and the waist to crotch measurement and taking it in at the hips. I also added 1/4" elastic at the waist by making a casing in the waist seam allowance.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and Yes. I'm thinking about making it for myself with a mid-weight drapey rayon jersey so that it's clings a wee bit more. I'm even thinking about making it as a top or dress!
This is one of my first times sewing with a vintage pattern and I enjoyed seeing the difference in the instructions. You can read more about the story of this garment in my blog post: http://www.poldapop.com/2013/09/i-made-jumpsuit.html
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