Monday, September 24, 2012

B5760 ; Skirt


For my current wardrobe I have decided what my need is, is skirts and blouses. I’m NOT a suit girl. And I want to up my game and grown woman wardrobe. My body type looks best with pencil or a-line skirts. So I made a pencil skirt this weekend with B5760. When you google B5760 all you come up with is the cardigan reviews. I admit that I bought the pattern for said cardigan. But there are other things on the pattern. I freely admit that since I don’t wear pants, it’s unlikely that I would use them, but you never know…. I’m a runner now a days and you just don’t know what I might do.

But I’m thinking the other pieces of this pattern are under appreciated. And…. I just needed a pencil skirt and this one was laying around to I cut it. Seriously. I didn’t realize how many patterns have other pieces on them and I have tunnel vision about what I’m willing to make out of it. Like NL6130. Did anyone notice it too has a pencil skirt? It’s wasteful really. But how many pencil skirt patterns does one actually need? Anywho…. I like the skirt part of B5760! And here is my review.

Pattern: Butterick 5760 Misses' Jacket, Cardigan, Dress, Belt, Skirt and Pants I made the skirt

Fabric used: Purple with blue pinstripe suiting

Alterations? None. YAY!!!!! I have been dieting and exercising and I am heartened that I don’t’ always have to add width to a garment like I used to. It feels good to make a garment right off the paper! But I should have added 2 inches for just a smear more modesty. It comes to the knee, but when I sit, it rises. I don’t like that, but it won’t keep me from wearing it to death.

Did it look like the envelope? Yes

Instructions easy to follow? Ummm…. No. I find this shocking….. but I have never made a vented skirt before. The directions must have assumed that I knew how to do this because it wasn’t discussed on the paper. I had to google how to do it and I am thrilled that I learned a new skill.

Likes/Dislikes? All like no dislikes except the no vent on the skirt directions

Would you sew it again? I would!

Recommend to others? Do it!



MAD14kt said...

I have this pattern but I haven't used it yet. I L*VE stripes fabric :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That is a great skirt and I'm glad that it worked for you right out of the envelope. I think I'm jealous! *LOL* BTW, I knew there was a skirt in there but I have one that works so why reinvent the wheel. You'll see because this will end up becoming a TNT pattern and you will never look at another pencil skirt pattern again!