First handmade garment of the year, and it’s already February! My goal to sew more isn’t going that well…but we all start somewhere :P
The reason I chose this pattern to make was simple. I accidentally bought two of the same paper patterns during sales, so I decided I’ll try for the very first time to cut straight into the tissue paper instead of tracing. The relaxed fit reassured me that minimal adjustment or grading would be needed.
Pattern:Butterick 5878, I made View B
Size made:A5 (sizes 6-14 included). I made size 6
Pattern pieces:8 for view B (total 11 pieces in envelope)
Fabric used:100% Rayon, 135cm width, 1.5m length (really should need 2m), made in Thailand, bought fromSpotlight
Trim used:6m (used about 4-5m in the end) scallop lace trim from Lincraft
New Techniques used:Making yoke facing; Elasticated sleeves
Modifications:Shortened skirt tiers – middle panel by 4.5cm, bottom panel by 5.5cm. Reduced sleeve length 7cm. Altered lace trim placement.
We took a mini road trip to the sunflower fields in the countryside…
I have another project in the works…let’s see how that goes.