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I am a wife and mommy to three, but in all of that- I am a seamstress who loves sewing and connecting with other people who love the art of sewing!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Butterick 5285 OPP Review


I have been wanting a midi length skirt for the longest time and after seeing this one; I knew I had to  have one too. Now, this is a very different silhouette then what I normally gravitate towards, this is  more First Ladyish, yes?! However, our First Lady does have it going on, at least in my humble opinion. But back to this skirt, Butterick 5285, which is now out of print; however, there are so many more options if you are wanting a midi skirt. For instance, here's two that I've found:

B5756

M6706
  Butterick 5285 went together effortlessly, that is until I tried the darn thing on, and it was enormous, ugh! I even went and re-pleated the skirt to ensure that I marked all my pleats correctly, and I had but the skirt was still ridiculously too big! I was not about to chunk this fabric, no indeed, which is a cotton sateen that I purchased from Jo-Ann's. I had to have my "make it work", "Tim Gunn" moment. I did just that made it work, yep, sure did.. To make it work , that meant putting extra pleats where the pattern didn't put them, but I'm okay with that, because I  was not about to let this circle skirt win,sorry!

Hand stitch hem
 Besides the fact that I created a different pleating structure from the pattern, I also created a facing, and by created I mean I just cut two waistbands and used one for the facing :).. Speaking of waistbands, I also wanted a higher waist band, as well as a thicker waist band. So, I just made my waistband a lot thicker to ensure I created the wider band that I desired..

Close-up of the invisible zipper

  After I got the fit down the skirt came together without a hitch, whew! I'm glad that I was finally able to get to make my midi skirt, even if it was a little different for me.. Sometimes it's good to do something different, as you may find out something new about yourself.



As always, be blessed and nothin' less and
continue to stay fearlessly fierce!

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