Hello fashion sewers and welcome to another FREE Fashion Sewing Blog sew-along.
In today’s post, we’ll look at making up and creating the Butterick B5756 skirt sewing pattern.
Thank you to everybody that voted for this particular pattern and please do encourage friends and family to take part, as this pattern is almost ideal as a beginner project, and for those just tipping a toe into the fashion sewing waters for the first time.
As always, before this sew-along officially begins, I’d just like to refer those of you who are new to Fashion Sewing Blog, or may have missed previous articles to the following post -
The information contained within the article will no doubt help you and guide you, ensuring you’ve all the right equipment to complete this sew-along in a quick and timely manner.
The Butterick B5756 Skirt Sewing Pattern
During this particular sew-along, I will be sewing design A. Remember, you can still join in and take part if you decide to make other design variations.
The Butterick B5756 skirt sewing pattern is described as – A skirt that comes in two lengths with pleats, back zipper and side pockets.
A and B – Waistband and a hemline band (bias for B).
C and D – Self lined yokes with gathers at hip level, side pockets and narrow hem.
Good to Go? Remember -
During our sew-along, you will also have access to the following -
1 – A slideshow featuring still photo’s of key moments during garment construction. (Don’t forget to click on the photo to enlarge it!)
2 – A written guide to further instruct fashion sewers during this sew-along.
3 – Contact me or comments box, which fashion sewers can use to ask questions if they get stuck or need further guidance.
So between us, we shouldn’t have too many problems creating another professional looking piece of clothing for our expanding wardrobes. Fingers crossed!
Oh! And you’ll find useful links to fashion sewing video tutorials, all there to help and guide you further.
The Butterick B5756 Skirt – Sew-Along
NB – Click on each photo to enlarge it and take a better look.
The Butterick B5756 Skirt – Written Guide
1 – Waistband – Press the interfacing to the front and back pieces of the waistband and sew. Now sew the side seams of the other waistband.
2 – Interfaced Waistband – Turn up the lower edge of the interfaced waistband 1.5cm – 3/8inch and press.
3 – Waistband – With the right sides together, stitch the upper edge of the band and then trim and grade the seam.
4 – Pleats – Sew the pleats to the front and back sections of the skirt.
5 – Skirt Back – Sew the seam of the extension and then press the seam open. Also ensure that you sew the seam above the extension (as indicated by sewing pattern markings) ready for the zipper.
6 – Zipper – You have a choice of either a lapped or channel zipper insertions.
7 – Pockets – The pockets for this skirt are created ‘inseam’. If you’re unsure how to create inseam pockets, let me show you here – Creating Inseam Pockets.
8 – Waistband – With right sides together, pin the non interfaced side of the waistband to the skirt. Machine sew into place.
9 – Hem Band – Press up 1.5cm – 5/8inch of the band and sew the upper part to the skirt, ensuring the right sides are together. Press towards the band. Bring the pressed end over, to cover the raw edge and slip stitch into place.
So how does it look?
As with all of my sew-alongs, the process of construction is not a race and should be taken at your own pace.
The important aspect of fashion sewing, no matter your level or experience, is to ensure, that when you’ve completed a sewing project, that it’s finished to a high standard.
I look forward to seeing your creations soon at our Sewingista Gallery.
If you do have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to get in touch and I’ll always do my very best to help.
Happy fashion sewing