This week’s Pattern of the Week we are featuring from the archive Retro Butterick B5032 circa 1952. This is a great project for a beginner with only 4 pattern pieces to cut- 4 straight darts and introduction to one of the easier collars to conquer- the peter pan collar. Keep your shoulders warm this winter with this Capelet. For the intermediate or aspiring beginner complete your Retro look by tackling either dress options also available this pattern.
Pattern: Butterick B5032
Fabric: Wool Blend Flannel Suiting, 140cm Wide, 70% Wool 30% Nylon, $39.99 per meter.
Notions: Iron on interfacing, 1 covered button
Expert Sewing Tip!
Wool has a natural tendency to shrink by about 4% once exposed to moisture and humidity. We recommend pre shrinking your wool using the steam method prior to making your garment. Avoid scorch marks by placing either a raga cloth or cotton sheet over the top before steaming. Never directly steam or make contact with the iron onto your fabric.
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