SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5846 

1 more reviews
Viewed 154 times 
Reviewed by:MayenDesigns
photo

 
 
About MayenDesignsstarstar
Member since: 2/5/13
Reviews written: 110
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 1 people
patterns reviewed: 110
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on:5/5/14 2:14 PM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5846 by MayenDesigns

Butterick: 5846 by MayenDesigns  Butterick: 5846 by MayenDesigns  
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   
Current Tags:
Fabric:Cotton- Lawn  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Pleated, button up dress with inseam pockets and gathered half circle skirt

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Um...they were okay. I had to re-read and decipher a few parts, but I'm not an advanced sewist and very inexperienced with women's wear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I don't like the bunchiness in back; and the shoulders sit very wide.

Fabric Used:
Art Gallery voile

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Narrow shoulder adjustment, & I sewed the pleats all the way up the back to eliminate the bagginess in back. (Issues I found in my muslin)

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No, I won't sew it again. I made it twice, and while I like it...I think I'm done. I was bummed that my shoulder adjustment didn't work out.

Conclusion:
I'd love suggestions- I ended up chopping it into a skirt because of a weird fit issue. I believe I know what caused it, but I'm not sure how to fix it. Help would be awesome! You can read about this project at SewsNBows.
<< Previous      Next >>
2 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
jjosiejo said...
Love the fabric! I like the look of the collar too. Sorry it didn't work out quite as you had hoped, it looks great in the pics.
5/6/14 5:21 PM
Speech girl said...
The dress is cute, the skirt is cute too. And yes someone can need both a narrow and square shoulder adjustment-- I have to do both on nearly every garment (except raglan sleeves without darts). I am not familiar with the Colette narrow shoulder adjustment, but I use the one from the book Fast Fit which keeps the original shape of the armscye so no sleeve adjustments are necessary. I have tried other adjustments but that one works best for me. You may find you have to experiment a little before you figure out the adjustments that work best.
5/6/14 8:45 PM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Register

Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Register

Colette Patterns 0003

photo
by: MiniandMer...

Review
You Sew Girl Hobo Pattern

You Sew Girl Hobo Pattern

Buy Now
Favorite Things Little Lounge Around Pattern

Favorite Things Little Lounge Around Pattern

Buy Now
BurdaStyle Magazine 09-2012-112

photo
by: French.Sea...

Review