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|Butterick: 5153 OOP (Fast & Easy Misses Blouse) - Type:Out of Print Classics |
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|Posted on:||1/22/13 6:06 PM |
|Last Updated:||1/22/13 9:42 PM|
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular Petite |
|Pattern Photo:|| Butterick Pattern Info|
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|Pattern Rating:||Mediocre Pattern |
|Fabric:||Poplin [See other projects in this fabric]|
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"Loose-fitting blouse has collar, dropped shoulders, shaped hemline and above-elbow sleeves with stitched hems or long sleeves with placket, pleats and button cuff variations." I made view I, the simplest short-sleeve version.
Sizes 6 to 22; three sizes per tissue.
Before cutting out I compared this pattern with McCalls 5052, my favourite campshirt pattern. This one is a slightly more generous cut in the bust (although I needed more ease below the waist), and it has a more pronounced side seam curve and a bigger armhole.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not as svelte, and in the illustration the body seemed longer and the sleeve narrower than in mine, where the body looks comparatively squat and the sleeve wider.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The classic campshirt styling with the bonus of darts -- all too rare in campshirts. They are vertical darts, too, rather than bust darts, which is great because they give shape without the worry of whether they are at the right height, as with bust darts.
Light blue-grey Hawaiian poplin with orange and white flowers; a long-serving denizen of my stash (click here). It's copyright dated 2004, and I've owned my piece most of that time.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
My only design changes were omitting the chest pockets and putting the top button a few centimetres higher than indicated on the pattern. If I had used the pattern's placement, that button would have been dangerously low.
At trying-on stage it was obvious that I need more ease in the hip. I have become broader in the beam recently but thought the pattern looked loose enough to fit without alteration. Not so.
Letting out the side seams to half their width below the waist and likewise the darts to half their width worked well. Omitting the darts altogether would have removed the shapeliness of the blouse. Thin darts are better than no darts, I figured.
To tweak the fit yet further, next time I would:
* remove some ease in the shoulders to compensate for my rounded shoulders and sagging bosom
* add more ease in the hip when cutting out
* shorten the sleeves by about 2 millimetres.
Would you sew it again?
Would you recommend it to others?
This pattern is worth keeping if you own it but hardly worth looking for if you haven't already got it. The fullness in the shoulders and armholes gives you great freedom of movement -- for saddling a camel, erecting a tent or chopping firewood, or -- in cafe society -- for throwing plates, etc.
Otherwise this pattern is dated by its dropped shoulders and big armholes. More recent shirt and blouse patterns have improved on it, although finding one with the right combination of shape and ease is challenging.
Although I have made a wearable garment and I love this fabric, I am not crazy about this pattern. McCalls 5052 is a better pattern overall and remains my favourite for campshirts.
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