Pattern Review: Butterick 5466 + My first ever garment & Craftsy class

I looked through my closet for something me made to wear today and I stumbled upon this skirt.  Oh, the nostalgia of my first ever skirt!  I took a Craftsy class and really, really enjoyed being walked through each step of the process.  I've made another in a different view and I will show pictures when I can get them taken.

I'd have to say that this skirt is my "TNT" skirt pattern because it's my first and it's so very basic.  I've made the high waisted pencil skirt and this skirt.  I followed all the directions for finishing seams/edges and I took my time  with the zipper.  My reward was this super cute skirt, this fabric is a remnant that I believe was given to me as a part of some quilting stuff and it looks like a Pique.   The skirt washes well, but I'm not in love with the interfaced facing, maybe It was the way I applied it. Any who, I just wanted to share.








Pattern Description: Semi fitted skirt with multiple viewsI made view A.

Pattern Sizing: 16-24  I cut a 24 and graded the waist to a 22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, I took a Craftsy class with Brett Bara, Garment Basics, Sew Ready, she's a great teacher.  I was walked through each step so everything was explained in detail, even the most basic things she expounded on.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The ease, classic looks and different styles, you can make six different skirts!

Fabric Used: Woven cotton  possibly Pique, it's a remnant

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took the waist in one size smaller than the hip using a hip curve ruler since I have a pear shape.

Would you sew it again? Yes, very soon but I will try view D or, E, the high waist skirt next!


Would you recommend it to others? Yes, super easy and basic skirt that can be modified.

Conclusion: Great beginner pattern and wardrobe builder, there are so many variations in one pattern.

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