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I cut the full skirt on my bedroom floor. The pattern said that you should cut 2 pieces of the yoke in fashionfabric and one in lining. Sew the lining to one of the fashion fabric piece and treat them as one. I´m gonna go to the only shop in town that sells silk organza and use that instead. The skirt is hanging pinned to one of my livingroom curtains.
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I also cut the jacket. I choosed one size smaller than normal since it´s Butterick´s and that was a good choise! I made an FBA and let the extras go into the two folds, made the bodice 1,5 cm longer ( 0,5 inch) I have a longer backlenght than most patterncompanies think is normal, and then I made the jacket 5 cm ( 2 inches) longer since I´m gonna wear it with the blouse. I also made the arms full lenght ( it´s fall, or it will be soon) The jacket is unlined and I have problems with that so I´m gonna add lining to the arms.
This pattern is really cute. The collar version will make a nice blouse ( in the future ). It´s easy to sew!