Friday, December 26, 2008
Butterick - Fast, Easy and "Stylish" 5247
This pattern comes highly recommended by several fellow bloggers. I thought I would gave it a try for something fast, easy, and stylish.
Pattern Description: MISSES’ TUNIC, DRESS AND BELT: Semi-fitted, pullover tunics A, C or above mid-knee dresses B, D have cowl-like collar, short or long dolman sleeves and belt. Purchased top, pants and belt.
Pattern Sizing: Sizes 8 to 24. I used 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't read them. This was a super easy, super fast pattern to sew. I took me about 1 1/2 hours to cut out and sew on Christmas morning.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that is was fast and easy. I wanted to make something that didn't take a lot of time.
Fabric Used: Matte Jersey from Vogue Fabric.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I only make a few minor adjustments. I wasn't to worry about the FBA because of the roominess across the chest. So I just added about a half inch to the side seam from the curve of the underarm to the length of the dress. I also added about three inches to the length. And finally, I made a broad shoulder adjustment.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I plan to make the tunic.
Conclusion: This is a fast, easy and stylish pattern that you can make under two hours. Try it! ;-)