Pattern Reviews B5257 & M5752

Butterick 5257 View B

Pattern Description:
Fitted, lined jacket has shawl collar, princess seams, double-breasted front opening with button closure or snap closures, left collar may be rolled higher or closer to neck to create a mock asymmetrical effect. B: long sleeves with buttoned cuffs

Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 8

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy to follow and well illustrated.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the whole thing, I cant say there was one thing I particularly disliked. I did not do the belt because I did not have enough fabric ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Fabric Used: I have no clue, it is a loosely woven houndstooth cotton fabric.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: none.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I dont think I will sew it again because there are so many other jackets I want to make, but I definitely recommend it.

Conclusion: I love this jacket and it looks great with my dark jeans ๐Ÿ™‚

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I lined it in orange just because I thought it would be really cute, and it is ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL
McCalls 5752 View B

Pattern Description: MISSESโ€™ DRESSES: Dresses A, B, C, D have gathered, wrapped bodice, gathered self-lined midriff, A-line skirt and sleeve variations in two lengths; dresses A, B have gathered shawl collar and extended overarms

Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 8

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy to follow and well illustrated.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the whole thing, the only thing I decided not to do was use the facing pieces for the midriff because I decided I rather have less bulk then another layer of fabric. I decided to use my serger for a clean finish instead.

Fabric Used: Jersey Red and White.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Just the one I mentioned above.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew it again in a solid color, I really like this dress. I would recommend it especially because it is a great pattern as far as instruction goes. The pattern also has all the fitting lines printed on the tissue with directions on how to make a FBA, Sway Back/Flat Back adjustment etc.. it is a great pattern if you have fitting issues and dont know what to do to fix them.

Conclusion: I love this dress, it is so cute!

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22 thoughts on “Pattern Reviews B5257 & M5752

  1. Two great pieces, Mimi! Your version of the jacket is so different from the pattern illustration, I’d buy your version first! As for the dress, boy am I glad I already have that pattern in my stash! Very va-va-voom!

  2. Hey Ive been lurking around your blog for a few weeks and wanted to say I love all your pieces these pieces are no exception! You work wonders with your fabric choices and your fitting! I hope to be as good as you one day ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Great job on both pieces. I really like them both and sounds like I need that pattern. For two reasons, one it looks great and two all the information. Thanks, you make Mondays something to look forward to- all your creations are so inspiring.

  4. Mimi,You did a wonderful job with that jacket, and tho’ I am just a beginner, I can appreciate the way you matched the back pattern…just amazing! I can only dream of sewing as good as you and Erica B. Some day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I can’t believe I have not seen this post before now!!! But had to comment that the jacket and dress look great! I have the dress pattern and need to get my sewing mojo going again to make it up.

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