Sunday, August 1, 2010

Butterick 5332 Take 2

Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, unlined jackets A, B, C, D, slightly below waist length has collar, front variations, single or double-breasted front button closures and stitched hems. A, C: short sleeves with button and button loop closures. B, D: elbow length sleeves. D: stitched pleats in sleeves.

This time around I made view C.  See my review of view B here.

Pattern Sizing:  Available in 8-22.  I cut a 14.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes!  I think making this jacket is what I needed to get me back in the sewing game. 

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very.  Since I used this pattern before I was familiar with the construction.  I did read through them once just to refresh my memory.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I love how simple yet great this pattern is.  It is not time consuming and produces a great result. 

Fabric Used:  A light blue pique purchased online.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:  In my previous review I mentioned how I used my serger to finish off some of the inside edges.  This time I opted to used french seams for the sides.  You could also use bias tape as some other reviewers have done.  I opted to omit the buttons and button loop closure on the sleeves.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  I won't sew this again but only because I have already made it twice.  I do recommend this pattern.

Conclusion: Solid pattern that I've made twice now with great results both times.  Highly recommend it.

Bottom Line: 
2 yards @ $2.75/yd = $5.50
2 buttons =$.78
Notions: thread: $1.50; facing from stash

Total: $7.78

Since I purchased this cut of fabric online, I was able to search back through my email to find details for the bottom line.


Shari said...

Great jacket! I make this pattern a little while ago in the same fabric you used! Yours turned out great I'm sure you will get lots of wear out of it.

Candice said...

This jacket is lovely...

Cennetta said...

Great little cardigan. I need to pick up my hooks again too.