Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Butterick 5173 pattern recall

Remember this review? The wasted-my-sewing-time knit dress that made Carolyn say "oh puleeze!"

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,

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.

Meg Carter
Consumer Services
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.

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


  1. So can you recoup your wasted fabric too? j/w xoxo

  2. It has to make you feel better though. It wasn't YOU, it was the PATTERN and now you know for sure!

  3. Ummmm, if I had known my "oh puleeze" comment was going to be put on front street...I woulda toned it down...well maybe not! *LOL* Glad you can get two new patterns for the old one! :)

    But doesn't it make you wonder how many of those defective patterns they sold?



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