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Monday, October 24, 2011

Butterick 5295 Jacket & Skirt

Over the weekend I completed B5295.  Also, wore it to church.  Not sure why this picture came out so dark.  
Here is my review:
Pattern Description:  Misses/Misses' Petite Jacket, Top, Skirt and Pants.  I made the jacket and skirt.  Loose-fitting, lined jacket, hip-length, shoulder pads, inverted center back pleat and long sleeve with bell-shaped hem.  Straight skirt with mid-knee, has waistband, back zipper and back slit.
Pattern Sizing:  Multi-sized for custom fit (8-22)
Fabric Used:  Faille Crepe Suiting 100% Acetate from
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Pretty much. 
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  This pattern has been in my stash for just over a year.  I kept rotating it around and finally decided to sew.  I like all the various outfits  you can make up with this pattern.  One thing I sort of don't care for is the sleeves.  I wore this to church and it seemed like the sleeves were a bit much around the bottom.  The flared portion.  I like the way it looks on the picture though; but wearing it was a different story.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  None
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Although I like the pattern, I probably won't sew it again.  I do recommend to others. 
Conclusion:  This is a pattern that is easy to sew.  The directions are straightforward and illustrations are clear.

My next project will be a skirt,  B5566 view E in a lavender moleskin. 

Happy Sewing!