The 2016 Runway Show is exactly ten months away. It’s never too soon to plan your entry. With that in mind, I am resurrecting the “Reviews & Pee-Yews column. Each month a pattern or wearable art book or technique will be reviewed in order to inspire you to start your runway-worthy creation.
Butterick 6101 is a Katherine Tilton design. It features her trademark unusual collar & baggy bottom (ostensibly to hide the wearer’s baggy bottom). Believe them when they say it’s “Average-Less Easy.”
View B has 12 pieces. Can you say “Jig Saw Puzzle” ?
I chose this pattern because I was looking for something that would be suitable for the community-dyed fabric we are all going to make in the Nozome Workshop on Oct 3.
This pattern has many different pieces and parts and you can mix or match fabrics and fibers as desired. I used cotton, silk doupioni, silk noil , and a rayon silk blend- all from my scrap box. A nice natural linen fabric would work equally well.If you enjoy a challenge and have a lot of scraps to use up, this is for you. Would I make it again? Probably not.