I dreamed I was bas-ackwards in my Butterick 6375


I was so jazzed about this pattern when I saw it. Gees, that pretty much says that I’m going to rain all over the Butterick parade today, but I swear, I’m not. Not even going to say that this one puts the Butt in Butterick. Look at that swishy little hip flounce. I figured why not? These hips were made for Flouncin’ and that’s just what they’ll do, right?B6375_xa

Side note- the hanger appeal to this is a bit wonky. The side wrappy business goes from gallbladder all the way around the world to ‘don’t poke me there- I’ll squeal’. On a hanger it’s unsecured and hangs down past the hem like a poorly packed parachute. Ready? I followed all the directions, but I think this one got a little complicated or something for me- behold- my flounce has a doggy door.  IMG_1675.JPG

See that? I know it’s hard with my gaudy-flage, but my pleat doesn’t cover the pattern cover deception! The  tech drawing doesn’t really make you so aware that the front skirt is not one full peplum with a pleat gently accenting it. Nope. It’s a pleat hanging over an open flap- like you’d find in giant refrigerated buildings- so the flies don’t gather on your brisket. Well, peeps, my brisket is semi-exposed here. Not a huge deal , i suppose, it just looks clumsy to me- I didn’t have enough fabric left to redo it and make it more of a procenium for my stage. So I get a little flappy.

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By the by, this is make up free sunday- I apologize for the horror show, but I took pictures after sneaking a shower while the husband shampoo’d the carpets. We were at door hair/dog piddle saturation point- quite literally. Too much info? Shall we get back to the flies on my brisket?

Funny thing. I popped this on then ran for the camera- trying not to make eye contact with ‘he who is most persecuted because he’s doing chores’ and thought, huh, this fits oddly thru the shoulders and I don’t remember it being so….cowly. Whatevs. As the cool kids say. Huh, the back is kind of airy too. No wonder I haven’t worn this more than once. But I really like he cowl and the belt. I need to wear this soon. Pull pattern from bin, start gathering my wooly thoughts…..

This ring-tailed tooty is on backwards and Crappity-doo. It looks better. Hold on- let me do a little quick change-

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Bippidy-Boppity-blah. You should see me put a sweater on the dog- I’m like Houdini. Yup. The dog disappears.

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Amazing right? I know there is something wrong with me. No matter what my Mom says. Anyhoo……..

photo credits: little me, Pattern review

29 thoughts on “I dreamed I was bas-ackwards in my Butterick 6375

  1. Emily says:

    No no – I like it a Lot better faced face foreward…I like it a lot that way. Does this mean though that you have a breezy spot in the back left now instead of the front right?

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  2. Vivian says:

    I have this pattern!! Oh no! I love your fabric. And your posts are so funny, who cares about fit? Funny over fit any day, huzzah! Thanks for the laughs.

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  3. Kelly says:

    I’ve got a top made with the same fabric. And I’m in bed reading this and just laughing and shaking the whole bed! Cute top, by the way. Hang onto them kidneys!

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  4. danvillegirl says:

    I always enjoy your post. Your humour is great. I bought this pattern and has been in stash for sometime, it ma remain there after reading your review. I do love the fabric!

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