|Butterick: 4503 (Childrens Ruffled Top/Skort) - Type:Kids(boys & girls)|
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|Posted on:||6/17/13 1:03 PM |
Butterick Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Mediocre Pattern |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Tops, Shorts and Skorts|
Pattern Sizing: 6-8. I made a size 6 despite the fact my daughter's measurements say a size 3. I was glad I did since the top is almost too short, leaving no room to grow.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made some alterations that changed the look a bit.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes but they were overly complicated for a pattern that is fast and easy. It was neither of those.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I did not like the underarm hemming. I am not sure how you do that. I tried cutting the curves so I could turn that fabric but it looked bad, so I trimmed off the seam allowance and used 1/4" double fold bias tape to encase the edge. I also used the bias tape for the ties so that the colors matched.
I thought a separate waist band was silly at first but then when I made the skort I realized why they needed the separate waist band so that would could sew the shorts and skirts to the waistband. I don't think they should have marked this pattern as fast and easy because a beginner would have a hard time with this pattern.
Fabric Used: Cotton Licensed Disney Brave, but I didn't have enough for the waistbands so I went to Joann's (where I originally bought this fabric last summer) in hopes they would have more of the fabric. They didn't so I bought a complimentary fabric to use. For the skort I used a sateen twill that I have had for so long I don't remember when I bought it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I mentioned the changes above. But if I were to make this pattern again I would lengthen the top.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Maybe the shorts or skort but not the top. I have other patterns with better tops.
Conclusion: Not a good pattern for beginners. It's not fast or easy and the top is way too short.
View more photos, including the skort on my blog here.
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