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Butterick: 5678 (Misses'/Misses' Petite Shirt and Sash) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:cleverkitty
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Posted on:10/24/13 5:35 PM
Last Updated:10/24/13 5:53 PM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5678 by cleverkitty

Butterick: 5678 by cleverkitty  Butterick: 5678 by cleverkitty  
Pattern Photo:Butterick 5678
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Cotton-Lycra Woven  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description: Semi Fitted shirt has princess seams, button tabs, belt carrier. View C has roll up sleeves with button tabs.
A/B C and D cup sizes

Pattern Sizing: 6 to 20 I made size 10 view B

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? very easy

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the princess seams and belt carriers.
no dislikes

Fabric Used: Cotton stretch from Vogue Fabrics

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did a narrow shoulder adjustment Click Here and a swayback adjustment
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I did not sew the carriers to the blouse for versatility (to wear the blouse with or without the sash) I attached them to the sash. If you look close you can tell but I figured the average non sewer would not see this.
I used contrast fabric for the collar stand and under the pocket flaps.

Would you sew it again? yes I got the fit down and would like to make another view
Would you recommend it to others? yes

Conclusion: The fitting book is Fitting Finesse, Nancy Zieman
Over all the blouse turned out better then I anticipated!!!

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MrsCharisma said...
Beautiful work! I'm getting ready to cut this top and also need both narrow shoulder and swayback adjustments.
10/24/13 6:20 PM
carolynw said...
You have a superb shirt which looks like high end RTW. Congratulations on turning out such a perfect blouse - am a little green with envy :)
10/24/13 6:34 PM
ArtAttack said...
Oh, cute shirt! Love the detailing and the subtle stripe of the fabric. Very nice!
10/24/13 6:36 PM
SewWil said...
Oh wow! I love everything about this blouse. Very polished looking. Great job!!!
10/24/13 7:04 PM
Amanda.Claire said...
CUTE top!! I have this pattern and just have not gotten around to it. I'll know where to look for your adjustments
10/24/13 9:19 PM
nancyc said...
Great idea about the belt carriers! Beautiful shirt!!
10/25/13 6:12 AM
GoodbyeValntino said...
Very smart!
10/25/13 8:02 AM
wimmie said...
Thanks for this review. I'll have to remember the belt and tab detail when I make this one. really nice workmenship.
10/25/13 8:32 AM
grays08 said...
Such a beautiful, classic top! I love it and had to look at all the photos as I'm green with envy as well! ;> I love Nancy's techniques for adjusting the shoulder and swayback too - I've tried others that I didn't like as well and always go back to the ol' pivot & slide. I just love the details on this and agree with you on keeping it versatile and so clever to put them on the sash. Well done!
10/25/13 9:00 AM
1SewSweet said...
Cute! I have this pattern and will give it a try!
10/27/13 8:55 AM
liliv said...
Pretty sewing! I'm jealous of your patience, I'm not patient enough to sew a lovely well made shirt like this!
10/30/13 11:44 AM
GodsgirlT said...
Oh clever kitty! This is very cute! Impeccable work as usual. Very nice!
10/30/13 6:57 PM
Christas said...
I love this! Your top is so cute and sewn beautifully! Nice work..... as always!
11/11/13 10:11 PM
persevering said...
Fabulous shirt ... thanks for your review! Did you sew the top of the sleeve as the pattern shows or did you make an adjustment? It looks great ... all of it!
11/11/13 10:36 PM
cleverkitty said...
Thank-you everyone I seem to be a little excited about this blouse especially seeing the other reviews coming in. As far as the sleeve preserving I made no adjustment but I did do a narrow shoulder adjustment , my sleeve starts at the top of my shoulder where the prominent bone is. Thanks for asking :)
11/12/13 8:45 AM
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