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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5526 (Misses' Shirt)

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Posted on:1/22/14 1:17 PM
Last Updated:10/7/14 9:15 AM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5526 by Handshake

Butterick: 5526 by Handshake  Butterick: 5526 by Handshake  
Pattern Photo:Butterick 5526
Butterick Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $17.95 Pattern Details
Fabric:Cotton - Quilting  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Shirt with various sleeves and seams; see previous reviews.

Fabric Used:
I chose this old-fashioned print from the quilting shop back in December. After a while I decided it looks too much like a pajama top and went off it, hence the delay in finishing (nearly two months), but I got all the buttonholes and buttons in today, just to get it done! I still think it looks like a pajama top and may never wear it.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Wanting another sewing challenge, I cut a new collar pattern with curved tips instead of points.

Piped the edge of the collar, the edges of the button/buttonhole bands, and cuffs, where they meet the sleeves.

I'm not sure I'd go through that again, but it was kinda interesting.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I already did. This is my third go-around of this Butterick pattern.

Edited to add: You'll be pleased to hear that I found a delighted recipient for this blouse, and here is a photo of her wearing it.

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Vancouvergirl said... (10/7/14 6:18 PM) Reply
Incredible sewing job! Your shirt is gorgeous!
Handshake said... (10/7/14 12:57 PM) Reply
Thanks all! Now that I've successfully donated that shirt, I'm thinking of donating another finished garment which I will never wear. They think I've made these things for them, so it's a win-win. This one:
NEMDF said... (10/7/14 12:17 PM) Reply
I think it turned out very nice, and LOVE the use of piping! I don't think it looks like PJs, but would be pretty with a vest, maybe, in coordinating reddish color? Your recipient is lucky for this fabulous gift!
material excess said... (10/7/14 10:41 AM) Reply
It has a very Victorian feel to it, but the photo say "shirt" to me, not pjs. I guess its' different in person. Glad you found its' true wearer!
hopflower said... (10/7/14 9:53 AM) Reply
It does not look like a pyjama top to me. It looks beautiful and you did splendid work. I love it.
patternaddict said... (10/7/14 9:28 AM) Reply
So -- make matching bottoms and wear it as pajamas. Problem solved!
Truegem said... (3/5/14 5:10 AM) Reply
Wear it! Really nice job!
EleanorSews said... (1/24/14 12:01 PM) Reply
I certainly hope you wear this. It makes me smile, so sunny and happy looking. I do like the buttons on that fabric to. All in all, I would wear this and so you have too!
Pj3g said... (1/24/14 11:15 AM) Reply
I think it is so pretty and dainty! I really love it!
jacqui583 said... (1/24/14 8:29 AM) Reply
I agree with the others, your workmanship is beautiful. I like the piping detail!
Zoomitron said... (1/23/14 3:34 PM) Reply
I didn't see "pajamas" at all. I'm a fool for yellow though. You should wear it, the finishing is beautiful.
Helen near Sydney said... (1/23/14 2:00 AM) Reply
Wow, I aspire to making a pyjama top like this!!!
Handshake said... (1/22/14 5:52 PM) Reply
Thanks again ladies! You are so kind. It's not perfect, I'm really hard on myself, you see. The only garment I've made which came up anywhere near my exacting standards was this one (a lined vest with bound pockets)
OlindaM said... (1/22/14 5:40 PM) Reply
Such wonderful sewing, you must wear it!
21wale said... (1/22/14 3:41 PM) Reply
It's very pretty. I hope you wear it.
carolynw said... (1/22/14 3:38 PM) Reply
This looks so well done - everything finished so very nicely - I do hope you will wear this often - it deserves to be shown off a lot!
Handshake said... (1/22/14 2:37 PM) Reply
Thanks, ladies! Quilting cotton is very soft and lovely to sew. I forgot to mention in the review that I added plackets again. I love sleeve plackets and the extra work involved. (But you probably noticed that from the photographs ;-) )
madbadger said... (1/22/14 2:34 PM) Reply
Very nicely done!
Adaire said... (1/22/14 2:34 PM) Reply
I don't think it looks like a pj top at all. I second Sheeney.
frame said... (1/22/14 2:08 PM) Reply
Your fabric looks so soft. The buttons are perfect! Nice job.
Sheeney said... (1/22/14 1:40 PM) Reply
I would wear it with an orange pullover and faded jeans or Khakis -- fun retro look.
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