|Butterick: 5526 (Misses' Shirt) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||10/28/13 4:45 AM |
|Last Updated:||10/28/13 3:27 PM|
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular Petite |
Butterick Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Cotton- Lawn [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern description: |
Fitted (or semi-fitted) shirts with collar band, shaped hemline, sleeves pleated and eased into buttoned cuffs, and a narrow hem. I made view B, one of the simplest. Other views are more tailored and/or fitted.
Sizes 6--22. I made my usual size but with extra ease at the side seams of the front.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I did not need them. They seemed clear enough when I had a quick look at them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The simple, straightforward classic cut with endless potential for variation depending on your fabric. I like the ease in the body and the gently curved hem line.
A Liberty lawn from my stash, a design called Nina with a dainty rose print. The buttons are creamy faux pearl with shanks (click here for close-up of front).
[Edited four weeks later to add:] I have now made a second version, with no design or fitting changes, in a Japanese lawn from Tessuti (click here).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added ease equal to another size at the sides of the front and the corresponding side of the sleeve, as suggested by Sandra Betzina (click here).
I added very light interfacing to the front bands to give them a little extra body.
I trimmed shoulder seams down from neck to shoulder by 15mm and scooped out armholes and sleeves by the same amount to compensate for sloping shoulders and a drooping bosom. This subtle change seems to have been useful.
No design changes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes to both. I can see this pattern becoming a favourite with me, as it has for others.
The sleeves are plenty long enough, but someone above average height might want to add length to the body as this shirt is not excessively long.
There are no darts, and the sleeve has a faced slit, which I always find easier to make than a placket. A shirt could hardly be easier. I recommend view B as a simple, straightforward basic shirt pattern.
A great pattern for shirt lovers.
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