|Butterick: 5566 (Misses' Skirt) - Type:Skirts |
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|Posted on:||7/1/13 1:26 PM |
|Last Updated:||7/1/13 1:29 PM|
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized |
Butterick Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|See other patterns in this category: Skirts |
|Available for sale on PR: $14.36 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
This is not a pencil skirt, despite the drawings and the cover photo. It's a regular a-line skirt.
I cut a size 16 and it fit perfectly.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
No, I modified it quite a bit because I didn't care for the way they constructed it.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I disregarded the instructions early on, but it was a bit confusing because instead of having each type of skirt separately, all the instructions were jumbled together.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I originally bought it for the skirt with the folds across the front, view A, but I didn't care for how the folds were an extra layer on top of the skirt. Had I noticed this before I cut my fabric, I would have changed that pattern piece to be the only front piece and made it longer, but I noticed too late.
I also didn't care for the misleading drawings on the front - this is not a pencil skirt and I had to modify the shape as well.
I used a heavier cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added 4 inches, discarded the front overlay, and added a back vent.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't know. I want to say yes because I do like the folds, but I'm not sure I'll actually get around to it.
With extensive modifications, I really like this skirt. I wish it didn't have a front overlay section because that just adds bulk to what should be a slimming skirt.
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