Happy Thursday! Here is my pattern review of Butterick 5017. As I mentioned before, I found this pattern at the thrift store. It was produced in 1997. The envelope was missing the neck pattern piece, so I drafted a new one so I could use this pattern. I decided to make a lightweight satin robe to use in warmer weather. I made the knee-length version and shortened the sleeves. I would have used a new pattern but I didn't find anything like it in the store.
XS-S-M. I cut an XS.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but I didn't use them much.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It was easy to follow and the style was easy to construct.
Black Lace Printed on Lightweight Purple Satin, 100% Polyester, Hancock Fabrics
I shortened the sleeves to 3/4 and omitted the sleeve facing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, it was an easy pattern and style to construct. The only problem I had was with the satin. This was the first time I'd sewn with such a lightweight satin. Satin is not forgiving! I had to hold the satin straight in front and in back of the presser foot while sewing so the machine wouldn't bunch it up into a gathered mess.
Easy to sew, great basic robe pattern with clear instructions.
The front facing is a little bunchy near the hem. I swear, I tried really hard to prevent that from happening. On the upside, this robe is soooo super comfortable!