I never thought I’d be one of those people who make the same pattern over and over. Yet, if you look through my skirt-related posts, I have quite a few gored skirts on this here blog.

Yet, when I went through my closet to find things I haven’t posted yet, I realized just how many skirts I’ve made from Butterick 3134. Most are view C with the zipper in the back seam and the front pieces cut on a fold so that there’s no seam down the front.

I have a navy twill one.

And a light denim one. It has back pockets and black ribbon trim.

A plaid woven.

A lined orangish wool.

A brown brushed fabric with selvage trim.

And a dark denim with back pockets.

Emma’s working on a gray one, and I’ve used this pattern for some of my swim skirts and my farmgirl dress. I also used this pattern for this skirt last fall.

So, I really like this pattern. Its easy to alter, easy to change up, works with all sorts of fabrics, easy to trim, and just the right length for me. Waistband is optional. Hemming is easy.


18 thoughts on “|~ Butterick 3134- The Epidemic”

  1. They are great. I do the same thing – I find a pattern that works for me (or my girls) and I tend to use it over and over – just slightly altering it each time.
    I enjoy the sewing posts because they give me some good ideas.

  2. We don't have that pattern, but there is another one my mom and I have made probably a dozen from. ๐Ÿ™‚ It goes so much faster when you don't have to read the directions anymore. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love, love, LOVE your posts, Olivia!! You have incredible taste…and *talent* to go along with that! If you lived close, I'd definitely be asking if you could make me one of these skirts (I've been wanting a very long, fitted skirt). That farmgirl dress was pretty awesome, too.

  4. Twinkle Mom,

    This pattern is very easy to modify for smaller sizes- just make the waistline higher and shave some off the bottom. The pictures probably don't show that I am petite (5' 1.5") and on the smaller end of women's sizes (my hips are 34"), and this works very well for me. I don't have to subtract any length from it.

    Happy sewing!

  5. Thanks for this post. It has inspired me to try sewing again. I am half way done making skirt C in a light weight green corduroy. I Can't wait till I finish it. [o=


  6. Very beautiful skirts! I just got the pattern, I was wondering how you did the black ribbon trim? I really like that one, though they are all pretty! Thanks!

    In Him,

    1. Thanks! For the ribbon trim, I just sewed down the center of the black ribbon and attached it to the skirt however I thought it would look good. No fancy techniques. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope that helps!

  7. I know this post is from about three years ago…but I just stumbled across it. In fact, I just found your blog yesterday. I am so excited to start making some of these skirts! I have just used my sewing machine for two different projects so I really feel like I don't know what I am doing at all! Thank you for putting all your ideas out here! I plan to make some denim skirts and the sailor skirt.

  8. Hi! I absolutely love skirts, and have this very same Butterick pattern. I have made like maybe 7 skirts out of it (it's gotten a lot of use over the years like yours!), but have never been brave enough to try a style other then B – which looks funny whenever I've tried to make a really long one. Your skirts look so nice, I'm encouraged to try something new next time around! Thanks for the post. ๐Ÿ™‚

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