Friday, March 1, 2013

Butterick 5613

My friend bought a dress with a gathered skirt and she called it her cupcake dress. I don't know how her dress - or this skirt - has anything to do with cupcakes, but I like it.

I used Butterick #5613 view A. I shortened the skirt 2.5,"  made a rolled edge hem with my serger, and added a lining.

Total Cost: $6.44
  • Fabric: $3.37
  • Lining: $2.07
  • Zipper: $1

I bought the fabric at Sewfisticated in Framingham, MA. The fabric claimed to be cotton on the bolt, but it feels more like rayon challis, and the lining is satin.

I learned a valuable lesson whilst sewing this skirt; don't gather the lining to the same degree as the shell fabric.  Attaching the skirt to the waistband was a disaster and I broke two serger needles.  I eventually got it done, but it's not pretty:
It doesn't help that I didn't have a black zipper on hand...
The back of the waistband is no good, but look at how twirly this skirt is!


  1. This is super cute! I love the twirling pic :)

    ALSO, I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Check it out on my latest post - I hope it get's you some more traffic b/c your blog is awesome and you deserve it!!! :) Keep up the great sewing!

  2. This is such a pretty skirt it matches perfectly with your top too. I thought maybe you must have made the whole outfit since it matched so nicely. You can't really tell about the gathered disaster it still looks very pretty and quite wearable! Plus with gathers they don't have to be too neat anyway!

    1. Thank you! I have been wanting to make a bunch of Peter Pan collar tops but then I found this sweater cheap at Forever 21 and it was exactly what I wanted. Don't you love that?