Butterick 6214- Video Sew Along with Crafty Gemini


butterick 6214 pattern video sew along with crafty gemini

The time has come! I started a new video sew along using Butterick 6214. I chose this pattern because it has a simple loose-fitting silhouette, no closures, very few pattern pieces and can be sewn up in both a woven and a stretch knit fabric.  All that combined seemed to fit the bill of what I was looking for to teach as a beginner friendly project!

If you have struggled with choosing the right size sewing pattern from a commercial envelope this sew along is just for you! In this new FREE series of videos I’ll be walking you through the most common mistakes I’ve seen beginners make when trying their hand at sewing clothes and then I’ll also show you how to correct them and what you should be doing to help get some more successful results even as a newbie sewist!

butterick 6214 sew along crafty gemini

Above you will see me wearing the exact same top in two different sizes. I made both of these in the same fabric to illustrate what often happens when beginners first start sewing from commercial patterns. Maybe you have done this before? You pick the size according to your body measurements and the pattern envelope size chart and end up with something that is way too big! That’s what I did for the picture on the right. Based on my body measurements the pattern had me cut out the XL. This is what you get because of the amount of ease that has already been added to the base pattern measurements by the manufacturer. Way too much ease for my liking. In this new series I will teach you how to use the exact same pattern with no modifications to get a better fitting garment as shown on the picture on the left. I have so much content to cover! Phew! I hope you are up for it.

In this first video I discuss the pattern we’ll be using, why I chose it, what fabric I used to make the black & white version I’m wearing in the video and what you need to do to get ready to follow along in this video sew along series! Hope you’ll join us for some sewing fun!

If you need to get your hands on the Butterick 6214 pattern we have some in our online shop in both size ranges here. 

If you enjoy the video and plan to join in on the fun be sure to leave me a comment below!

Click HERE to watch Video #1 in this sew along for Butterick 6214

p.s.- You can order my favorite clip & slide measuring tape in my online shop here. 

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19 Responses to Butterick 6214- Video Sew Along with Crafty Gemini

  1. Carla Lissa April 11, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

    Got the pattern and definitely will be joining the series. Thank you Vanessa for doing these kind of videos.

  2. Joetta Brown April 11, 2018 at 10:27 pm #

    Thank you for doing this series. This is what I have been searching for! I have my
    Pattern and I am eager to get started.

  3. Mary April 11, 2018 at 11:32 pm #

    Looking forward to get back into sewing for myself again.

  4. Jenny April 12, 2018 at 1:46 am #

    My pattern arrived today and it is still in the weather is still in the 30c here in Sydney. Im also looking forward to making something that will actually fit.

  5. Regina April 12, 2018 at 7:59 am #

    I am excited to see easy, casual, everyday items featured in a sewing tutorial! I am rebuilding my wardrobe after working in a corporate world for years and the will help me do it. Thanks! 😍

  6. Sandy April 12, 2018 at 8:59 am #

    Waiting for my pattern to arrive can’t wait to get started.

  7. Celeste April 12, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

    I’m super excited to start. Have both the pattern and fabric. So impatient!!

  8. Patty April 12, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

    Looking forward to the next video! I would like my clothes to fit better than just following the patterns. Love your series.

  9. kmartin1349 April 12, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

    got the pattern on sale for $1.99 at Joann’s let the sew along begin

  10. Dana April 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

    I’m super excited to do this sew along !… I’m so intimidated by garment making and so excited to learn from the best teacher Crafty Gemini aka Vanessa 😊

  11. Sharon April 13, 2018 at 7:11 am #

    I’ve got my pattern and will hopefully be sewing along in the UK. Thanks for doing this sew along.

  12. Cathy April 13, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

    Very excited found the pattern at my Joann’s today! They only had one in each size left. Cannot wait to start it has been such a long time for sewing something for myself. 😊

  13. Patti April 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    I took my body measurements and looked at the butterick pattern I am a definite newbie when it comes to making garments but I’m having my doubts there’s no way that I am an a large to an extra-large I saw the picture of the Vanessa’s two blouses I think I might just wait and watch the video first before I get the smaller pattern.
    Is there anyone out there that feels the same way about the measurements and what the pattern says ?

  14. Darryl -Kelly Yardley April 15, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    Like your approach to sewing

  15. Patricia Eder April 15, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

    I have my pattern also and hope to find a store that carries nice fabric. Thank you Vanessa. I look forward to startig

  16. Lorraine Coooper April 16, 2018 at 12:43 am #

    Have my pattern ready so when does the next video start ?

  17. Liz April 16, 2018 at 7:30 am #

    Looking forward to this series. Thank you

  18. Lorraine Cooper April 16, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

    Hi got my pattern When is the next tutorial??

  19. Sue LeMay April 16, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    I have the pattern and material for this project so am excited to follow along as you teach how to sew this top.

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