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Friday, April 19, 2013

Butterick 5892

It seems my sewing mojo has been inspired by the recent change in weather.  I've worn something I've sewn every day this week and today, I wanted to wear something new. I knew it had to be pretty simple because I didn't even get off work until 8pm.  I cut this out last night but didn't trust myself to sew as I was getting sleepy and we know how that usually turns out so I got up early this morning and headed straight to the sewing den and about 45 minutes later TA DA!

Please know how much you guys mean to me because in the picture of the back of the skirt I look as wide as the side of a building but I am holding the skirt out at the sides just to give you guys a better look.

Pattern Description: MISSES' SKIRT: Loose-fitting, lined skirt has elasticized waist and shaped hemline (wrong side shows), and narrow hem. C and D: elasticized tie ends, and ruffle.

Pattern Sizing: Combinations: Y(XSmall-Small-Medium), ZZ(Large-XLarge-XXLarge)

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.  They even included instructions on how to do french seams which is unheard of.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I love how easy this pattern was.  I cut it out Wednesday night, got up a little early on Thursday, sewed it and wore it the same day.

Fabric Used:  I used an ITY Knit I bought from Fabric Mart Fabrics

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  While I was excited to see that french seams were used in such an easy/simple pattern, I actually didn't use them because the pattern has several views that are lined sheer skirts, hence the need for the french seams but since my fabric wasn't sheer, I just did my standard zig zag stitch and serged the seams.  There is a fair amount of ease in the design and I could have easily gone down a size.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  I may make another.

Conclusion:   This is a very easy sew.  I would definitely recommend this for beginners.


  1. Love the print. You look very pretty. Like the how low hemline.

  2. Beautiful print making a perfect spring outfit!

  3. Love that skirt - print is so spring - it is wet and cold down under at the moment so I am looking at that lovely spring skirt and pretending it is warmer. Great job.

  4. It's a lovely skirt Kelly. I've got to get brave enough to wear something in the hilo style.

  5. The skirt looks awesome. I really love the fabric choice.

  6. This is a great skirt on the fabric!

  7. A beautiful skirt, love the colours.

  8. What a great skirt! And a nice idea to use a knit too! Of course I love the fabric, because I made a maxi dress out of the same fabric 2 years ago! It's a great fabric and it wears well! Looks beautiful on you!

  9. Simply gorgeous. Love everything about it - pattern, color, print. It looks fab on you,

  10. I can't wait to get back on my sewing game! Thanks so much for inspiring and I love the name of this blog, super witty!


  11. Great job Kelly! You've got me thinking about giving this pattern a try. You look fabulous...and i love the fabric choice.

  12. Kelly this is cute. I'm a have to slow down when I check out the web for fabric ol