Saturday Special: Butterick 100

July 13, 2013 at 10:21 am 2 comments

I’ve never come across a vintage pattern like this before… It’s a mid-1950s pattern for a muslin to “save time and effort by eliminating the necessity of fitting every pattern you sew”. While I was brought up to have the confidence to adjust and fit as I go when sewing (thanks Mum!), I must admit the idea of creating a muslin for a few basics is a good one.

Butterick 100 vintage sewing pattern


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  • 1. margif513  |  September 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Somewhere in my (jam-packed)file cabinet; a more recent copy of that fitting pattern exists. My grandmother suggested making it up in gingham checks-either the 1/2” or 1/4″ checks. This helps maintain straight of grain while cutting, pinning, and basting the pieces. It also helps determine if I need to make adjustments, on which side, and approximately by how much. Each square gives a good point of reference. And it’s much cuter than muslin! 🙂 Just be careful to use a dark pen for making fitting notes on the pieces, and use a color gingham that you can see the marker through- like bright yellow, orange, pink, green etc… I also use gingham for making /adjusting slopers. Sometimes you can even get it cheaper than muslin! Enjoy your pattern/ fitting!

    • 2. touchwooddesign  |  September 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

      What a great idea about using gingham! Thanks so much for sharing your patternmaking tip.


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