Soduko Contest: Butterick 6326
I love Butterick 6326! Seriously, this an awesome pattern. I did not expect to like this pattern this much. Honestly, I was steeling myself for another wadder, but thank the fabric-gods, no wadder was made.
I was originally going to use some scuba knit, but at the last minute I decided to use some pleathery fabric I had. I bought this fabric from Mood, and it’s amazing. It has 4-way stretch and it’s super-soft. I also like that it’s not shiny. It was a little “sticky” for sewing, so I used a teflon foot, and that made all the difference. By the way, the pattern does not call for stretch fabric, but from this point on, I will always use a stretch with this pattern. It worked so well.
I made the short version of view B. I cut a size 12 (my hips are 39″) and ended up taking the waist in an inch on each side. There is a lot of top stitching in this pattern, but in my opinion, all that slow careful stitching is totally worth it. I love the detail in this skirt.
Here’s a 360-
I ended up machine sewing the hem because I wasn’t sure how to handle a hem with pleather. I guess I could have used rubber cement–I’ve read about that on-line–but I didn’t want to glue my hem. I don’t love the hem, but I can live with it.
I had trouble figuring out how to get a picture where the seaming detail showed up. My inside pictures were a little dark, but the outside pictures have this crazy green fencing–my husband and the dogs are fighting over parts of the lawn. The outside light was clearly better, but that green fencing is too much!!