Well, it turns out the pattern had a "serious error". Butterick's web site doesn't mention what the serious error is, but they did post information on how to exchange the defective pattern for a corrected one.
If you purchased Butterick 5173 here's what to do to get your hands on a corrected copy.
Dear Valued Butterick Customer,I'll exchange the pattern since I'm quite curious to find out what the error was, but I just might wait for someone else to sew it and review it before I sew another one.
This is in response to your inquiry concerning the recall of B5173.
If you bought B5173 through our web site, www.butterick.com, we will send you a new corrected pattern as soon as it is printed. This will happen automatically. You do not have to do anything.
If you bought B5173 in a retail store, please mail the defective pattern back to us for an even exchange. Do not return it to the store. We will mail you a new corrected version of B5173 or another Butterick pattern of your choice (of equal or lesser value). In addition, we will send you a coupon for a free See & Sew pattern to cover the cost of postage.
Send your pattern to:
Butterick Recall 5173
The McCall Pattern Co.
P.O. Box 3755
Manhattan, KS 66505-3755
We’re sorry for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.
In the meantime, I haven't checked with my daughter yet to see if she wants it. If she doesn't, I can try some of the suggestions left by KathleenSews...who has a favorite motto "every mistake is a new design." Love that attitude! Pin It