Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Butterick B5394 View B And D
That last few days has been full of great sewing. I go back to work tomorrow and did not touch even 1/2 of my sewing list. But i did knock two items from the same Butterick Pattern. The pattern is a Butterick Fashion express. It's one from my stash and honestly i am not sure how long ago i purchased it. But i do remember purchasing the pattern for view B. Today i whipped up View B & D and did all of it by serger.
The pattern description indicates that this is a 2 hr pattern and that may be true. I ran into a few issues when cutting out and when sewing. My big mistake cost me about 1 hr. when making the Gray View B I sewed the sleeve on incorrectly. The pattern description shows a picture but that did not line up with what I was seeing in my hands, ultimately i had to undo the serger stitches, pin and try it on to understand the stitching. On top of that i was working with a sweater knit and I am so thankful that i didn't attempt to make a dress out of this stuff as i initially intended to.
I think i will stick to cardigans with my sweater knits and maybe a skirt or two. Lastly pressing on View B did not go so well this stuff just did not want to hold a crease. The pockets, where are clearly not rounded as they should be, did not hold the pressing so i had to hand form and sew at the same time...Oh well... Despite these view challenges this is a easy pattern and with the right fabric, Fleece, ponte, thicker sweater knit, this can be a great addition to your wardrobe. Now on to the review.