Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Butterick 5469 -- Coming along nicely

Right on the heels of one lined jacket is another.

Like the last jacket, this pattern and fabric were purchased last year. I need a jacket to wear with a RTW skirt from 2008. I didn't wear the skirt at all in 2009. In 2008 it was too big but I pinned it at the waist and wore it anyway. Although I haven't tried it on, it should fit fine now without the pin.

I thought the fabric was a linen blend but it has more linen qualities than blend. It wrinkles like mad. Hopefully, once the lining is added it will curtail some of the wrinkles.

As usual I had to make a 1" FBA but for the first time ever, I had to make the alteration on the front piece instead of the side. I used Fit for Real People for reference. I folded out a 1" wedge on the front lapel and rotated to a dart under the lapel to prevent the lapel from gapping.

The only problem I've had was operator error...oops...that's nothing new! Seems I may not have needed my usual wide back adjustment. I've pinned out the excess.

It will be a simple alteration because the lining has not been sewn in. Barring any other faux paus on my side I could possibly be finished with this no later than Thursday.


  1. It looks nice so far. Good luck with the alterations.

  2. I love that jacket and the skirt. The colors are so pretty!!!

  3. You are doing a magnificent job. Can't wait to see it finished.

  4. Girl, you are bumping out the jackets. Nice job so far. I really like the color of this one. Very eye catching.