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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4607 (Misses Yokes Western Shirt)

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Posted on:11/13/09 3:16 PM
Last Updated:1/29/10 2:09 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 7 people   
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Miss Fairchild said... (12/23/11 10:12 AM) Reply
I'm chuckling about your puckered shoulder seams and how much you loathe easing, because I do too! And swearing off "lousy Pellon interfacing" is a good thing! I've recently tossed all my Pellon out and replaced it with woven. Much nicer to work with, no bubbling, and beautiful. Great shirt by the way. Love the pattern.
birdmcfarland said... (1/29/10 4:36 PM) Reply
Thanks Elona! I wash and then bake my fabrics in the dryer so I am not sure how much more shrinkage will happen, but I imagine probably a little if I'm steaming it. This shirt seemed to have quite a bit of ease so maybe I could have cut down on some of it. Anyway, thanks again. I'll try the iron technique next time.
Christas said... (1/29/10 3:58 PM) Reply
I love the feminine fabrics you used in both of the blouses..... so pretty!
Elona said... (1/29/10 3:21 PM) Reply
What a pretty shirt--so much nicer than those glittery things you can buy at Boot Barn for $70! As to the sleeve caps: It may not be entirely your fault. Many patterns simply have too much ease in that region. I have read that somewhere between 3/4" to 1 1/2" is all anybody needs. If your patterns have much more than that, you can take it out. But another thing that helps is to do the ease stitching and then put just the sleeve cap or head on one end of your trusty pressing ham. Arrange everything nicely, and then hold your steam iron above the cap, concentrating the steam on the seam allowance and the seamline--not out into the cap itself. Then just touch down with the point of the iron to shrink the extra fabric out, again being careful not to go out into the cap to any extent. This will work on most pure cottons, wools, and linens.
renren said... (11/14/09 2:15 PM) Reply
Okay, I officially am in love with this shirt. I keep coming back to look at it. Next time Buttericks go on sale, I'm buying it and I don't care who calls me Tex! I just LOVE it.
Michele Lommasson said... (11/14/09 12:22 PM) Reply
Great shirt. I love the pairing of western style with the sweet little floral print. The snaps are a nice touch too. I'll bet you'll wear this one quite a bit. I would.
eugenia123 said... (11/14/09 7:50 AM) Reply
Beautiful shirt. Great style and fabric combination and I love those pockets and topstitching
ClaireEmily said... (11/14/09 3:59 AM) Reply
I REALLY love your shirt! The combination of fabric, pattern and gorgeous detail really works.
Mary Nanna said... (11/14/09 1:19 AM) Reply
Gosh your version is soooo much nicer than the Butterick one! Looks fun and I bet it's a great easy wear piece too!
renren said... (11/13/09 8:26 PM) Reply
Love this shirt, and the pattern line drawings show a really interesting back yoke. You chose the perfect fabric.
Rhonda in Montreal said... (11/13/09 6:36 PM) Reply
Really nice & straight sewing!! A fresh, crisp looking shirt/blouse... Bravo!!
Peter in NYC said... (11/13/09 6:33 PM) Reply
Great job, Tex. Those pockets looks perfect!
Mary Gillette said... (11/13/09 5:36 PM) Reply
I love your shirt! Pretty and very wearable. I'm going to buy that pattern!
jent said... (11/13/09 4:55 PM) Reply
I love western shirts too - especially in pretty floral fabric. I own one that is nearly threadbare as well. This really looks great - thanks for reviewing the pattern. I may have to sew a new one too.
RLL said... (11/13/09 3:47 PM) Reply
Nice looking shirt. Great job on the topstitching too.
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