Monday, April 20, 2015

Insta-TNT; Butterick 5760

I mean, is that really possible?!? 

I have every single Butterick wardrobe pattern I could find. There are some great things in there. Even if it's only 1 or 2 pieces, at a less than $2 price tag, it's usually worth it for me if there's a single gem.

I bought this pattern for the cardigan 

While browsing the collection looking for a skirt pattern, I happened upon this one. 

Hmmm. Look at that nice straight skirt. Look at that cool waistband. It's a nice only needs 1 yard of fabric for all sizes. SOLD!

I first cut it in this striped cotton and used a size 18 based on a finished hip of 45.5". I removed some length from CF but did not add to CB. After basting the side seams, I ended up with 3/8" waist seams tapered to 1.25" side seams. I kept the 2" hem (LOVE!) and removed some of the extreme hip curvature.

I did a centered zip and top-stitched hem and just serged the edge of the facing.

Definitely consider this on the more 'casual' spectrum of things. And I think it'll be super versatile in my wardrobe.

I was all, "what is that poof of fabric..." and then remembered that you were to ease in the front waist to the yoke. I do not like. 

On Version 2, I removed that excess ease and shaved off the hip curve. I also cut the front pattern piece down to a 16 (keeping the back an 18). The front wedge was made at 3/4" and lowered the darts an inch.

This fabric was picked up from the remnant bin at SR Harris. OMG it's so awesome! It's some sort of suiting that is nice and thick but not heavy, has a tiny bit of stretch, washes and dries nicely and presses well.

I used a contrast facing this time and bound it with bright blue bias tape.

I also did a lapped zipper and added a button and loop at the top.

Another GREAT staple in the closet! And bottom #2 in my wardrobe contest entry. I also started cutting my jeans out today. 


If you have this pattern (it is OOP now) and want a straight skirt, try this one out!!!


  1. Fantastic skirts! You are so prolific.

  2. Lovely skirt. I purchased that pattern as well for the cardigan too. Thanks for the skirt review, especially the hip factor. I am narrow in the hips and normally have to shave down the curvature at the hip.

  3. I think the second one is better but they both look good. And of course I have this pattern. Don't I always have every pattern you have? Well maybe except that jumpsuit! I've lived through *that* fashion already!

  4. I like the first one a lot - I'd wear it to pieces - but the second one fits you likeaglove. Great job!

  5. Fantastic skirts..Look great with your jackets/tops.. Your fit is fantastic..Don't you just love , when you look back at your patterns and discover a charm.. congrats..

  6. I have that pattern and even considered it recently. Will give it a go now that you've recommended it. Love version number two and all of the interior touches! You're right that will become a workhorse in your pattern arsenal!

  7. Two different looks from the same pattern! I love them both!

  8. Two different looks from the same pattern! I love them both!

  9. I love those hidden gems in wardrobe patterns. You found a good one here. Love both of your skirts!

  10. I love the insides of number two! Awesome job perfecting :-)

  11. Looks good and I like the pop of color in the bias binding. I want to go to SR Harris. Hmm...

  12. That is my TNT pencil skirt pattern

  13. great skirts. My fav is the second skirt. love the contrast band and binding

  14. That's a great shape! I love the coordinate patterns- so versatile.

  15. I agree, those skirts are fantastic! The shape looks great on you.


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I read each and every one; even if I don't have time to respond back!