Butterick 6258 again!

Butterick 6258Last week I made yet another couple of items from Butterick 6258 it seems to  be the pattern of the season as I’ve now made five cardigans, two tops and a skirt!


Fumeterre Skirt

When I was visiting London last year I went to Raystitch, a lovely fabric shop in Islington. I fell for this teal cotton jersey, it’s quite a heavy jersey, possibly a ponte, I love the colour. I was originally planning to make a long straight skirt out of it, but I decided to make another cardigan instead, thinking it would go with my teal fumeterre skirt.


These cardigans go together really easily, especially with an overlocker. The pattern is more knee length, which is a style that doesn’t suit me, I now just take 6″ off the bottom as I’m cutting out. I hemmed with a double row of top stitching on the sleeves and the main cardigan.


Shame I didn’t straighten that picture first!


The fabric feels lovely to wear, unfortunately I don’t think it quite goes with my skirt, it’s either a close miss or just too much teal!! I’m now making a navy Fumeterre skirt which hopefully it will look good with!

Eva Dress 1

Eva Dress

My second make was a long sleeved tee shirt from the same pattern. Just before Christmas I saw this jersey on Leeds market, I hesitated as it was £10 a metre, but it felt so nice I eventually asked for a metre, there was only 1.3m on the roll so she let me have the extra. I found out it was Liberty jersey, no wonder it feels so nice! I went back to see if they had got any more in as I thought it would make a stunning Eva dress, only to discover that Liberty are taking all their contracts away from the English mills and moving them to Italy instead. So no more Liberty fabric factory sales! I do think it is sad that such a quintessential English brand is no longer buying English fabric.


The jersey made up beautifully, I’ve worn it several times already! I’m still keeping my eye open for more of this fabric, fingers crossed!


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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8 Responses to Butterick 6258 again!

  1. mpostings says:

    I’ll have to take a look at this pattern . I like plenty of options, I suppose I like to get my moneys worth. I do like that cardigan and I agree with you Liberty fabric shouldn’t be “made in Italy”

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  2. sewmanju says:

    Both great basic shapes I am sure you will wear over and over!


  3. Thimberlina says:

    The black fabric’s lovely – has it got roses on it?? Looks fab! You sure have had your monies worth! 😃


  4. ccmercer1982 says:

    What a lot of great makes – I too immediately looked up the pattern, I love the style of that long cardigan. Liberty jersey sounds lovely, but yes, I agree – the brand will lose something if they stop manufacturing in the UK. Well done for getting so much use out of a pattern – money well spent! 🙂


  5. That teal is a lovely colour on you and love the Liberty bargain too. Totally agree too on the ‘it should be made here in the U.K.’ too.


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  7. Ruth says:

    Such a shame that Liberty is moving production out of the uk, it makes me less likely to buy it. Your bargain fabric made a lovely unique top though!


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