I need help! :( Has anyone ever use Butterick B5275?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by holliewould, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. holliewould

    holliewould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really really need help with this pattern. Booooo. I've only followed one other pattern before this crazy one I chose, and it was a Mcalls basic purse pattern. I don't understand the amount of fabric I need and I definitely don't understand what in the world it's saying about 8 buttons 1/2" - 3/4", on each side. Why would I need 8 buttons yet the pic of the product is showing four? And what is "Novelty yarn?"

    This pattern says "EASY". Easy for who? I'm a novice here with my very first sewing machine.

    I want to cry.
     
  2. blossom hen

    blossom hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't used this pattern, but I googled the pattern number and read the info on the pattern back. The "eight 1/2 - 3/4 inch buttons" is for view B which is a reversible coat and is actually closed with velcro, but the buttons are to be used 4 per side as "decoration" Hope this helps.
     
  3. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
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    Well you did better than I did googling it...I got a dog coat for B5275.
     
  4. blossom hen

    blossom hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me too! I hope that's the pattern Hollie has.

    And Hollie, is view A for a knit or crochet coat? When I see "novelty yarn" it usually refers to yarn used to knit/crochet and can be anything that doesn't look like the standard skein of yarn - knobby, sparklywoven, etc.
     
  5. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    I believe the novelty yarn is for the trim on the red coat. You can use any kind of trim you want to use. It looks like they used yarn for the trim in the picture.

    Yes, the 8 buttons are for decoration. Like a double breasted pea coat. I know the pattern picture shows 4 buttons, but if you look at the one the dog is wearing, you can see 2 buttons next to each other.

    Measure your dog from the base of the neck to the base of it's tail. This will give you the size you need. XS is for 7 - 10 inches, etc.
    Under that size, you it will tell you how much material you need. Say you are going to make an XS coat B (with the buttons), if the fabric you want is 45 inches wide you will need 5/8 of a yard of your main color (outside) and 5/8 of a yard for the contrasting color (the collar, cuffs, and inside).

    I hope this helps.

    Jean
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    It says reversible and 4 on each side, so I would guess its reversible and has 4 buttons (for decoration only) inside and 4 outside.
     
  7. holliewould

    holliewould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of you helped me immensely. Especially you Jean. Why couldn't the pattern say it how you said it? Thank you so much.
     
  8. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    You're Welcome, and make sure to let us know how it turns out.

    Jean
     

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