WARNING….Proceed at your own risk. I take no responsibility for anyone harmed by reading this review. This all started with a simple desire to make a simple summer top. I came across the Butterick B6221 and loved the look so I thought I’d give it a go. I’m always feeling some kind of way so I thought I take a lil creative license and flip the script…as they say. Let me stop yakking and show you the pics. I call this….My Frankenstein Jacket…read on and you’ll see why.
Pattern Description: Butterick B6221 View C – Modified
Fabric Used: Colorful Cotton Blend from my stash. Can’t remember where it came from but I had about 1.5 yards
Pattern Sizing: I cut size “M” and added 2 inches in length
Did it look like the pattern once you were done sewing? No because I only used the bodice of view C. I did not make the contrast skirt bottom.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes except my fabric was very soft and I did not like the way the interfacing looked on the finished garment. It was too stiff – I should have used interfacing that was more appropriate for the fabric. I didn’t have any at the time so I used what was in my stash.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the concept and simplicity of the design – that said I think my fabric choice was a miss. When I finished the top I did not like the square neckline or the sleeves. Everything just hung on me like a potato sack which was the point but I needed a more fitted design. Sooooooo – I whipped out my scissors and cut the finished top right up the middle. I figured I would turn it into a little jacket. Since the fabric was very light weight I gave it a bit substance by making by own trim from fabric scraps to front to cover up the opening I created and around the sleeves to balance the look. I ironed a piece of fabric stabilizer on the inside of the front of the jacket so that the weight of the trim would not cause the jacket to sag or flap around. I couldn’t leave well enough alone so I top stitched the binding with red thread. Don’t ask me why…I was on a roll. 🙂 The jacket still needed a bit of oomph so I bedazzled it with some gold circle studs (a gift from my glam fairies) added a snap right behind the stud so I could wear it open or closed. I completed the casual look with a black top, pair of white jeans and a pair of red/tan heels. You can find them on my IG page…they are super cute.
Would you sew it again? I couldn’t if I tried – this is a one of a kind….never to be duplicated. But I did have fun although there was a lot of swearing going on. I will definitely give the pattern another try because I think view C without modification is the “bizzness” I just need to find the right fabric.
Would you recommend it to others? Sure…why not!
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