Sunday, November 14, 2010

Butterick 5526 - My first Never Too Many White Shirt Project

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Barbara from Sewing on the Edge is hosting.

I needed a new white shirt or maybe many before I get finished but for my first one I selected
Butterick 5526


View A(upper right corner) was my choice.

Pattern description: Fitted shirt have collar band, shaped hemline, long rolled sleeves (wrong side shows) and button tabs., front-button closing, topstitch trim and narrow hem, button trim on pleated pockets, front bands and princess seams

Sizes: 6 to 22.  I made a 12, corresponding to the finished measurements on the pattern tissue.

Instructions:  They were pretty good but I used several other references to help construct this blouse.  First was Sandra Betzina's book, More Power Sewing, a helpful hint for the curved shirttail hem.  Next was Pam of Off The Cuff Sewing Style blog for wonderful collar and collar band tutorial.  A great place to find the links for this information and many sewing tutorials Sigrid's Sewing Tutorial Blog.  With the help of Pam's tutorials, this is the best collar band I have ever constructed.  Thank you, Pam.\

The rest of the blouse construction was pretty straight forward and easy to construct.

Likes/Dislikes:  I saw Erica's Pattern Review for this one and put it on my list right away.   I like all the versions of the blouse, princess seams, sleeve variations, front design options. 

Changes:  Erica noted the pattern was short, so I added 2" to the length and 1-1/2" to the sleeves.  These all proved to be just right.  These were my only changes.

Fabric:  A beautiful shirting from Needle Nook Fabrics

Conclusion:  Great basic blouse pattern that has many options to make it unique for you.  Nice fit, good construction and easy to sew for a blouse.  I think I will get lots of wear from this one










16 comments:

  1. Amazing. Looks RTW- in a fantastic way!

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  2. Now that is a great shirt! Well done.

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  3. It looks great! I want to make another!

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  4. Great shirt. I love Pam's tutorial very much, it gives such a good result every time I use it.
    Thanks for mentioning the tutorials blog.

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  5. Wonderful shirt. I love a white shirt. With just about anything but especially jeans. Nice sewing. Love the pockets!

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  6. Great blouse and love the pocket detail.

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  7. Lovely blouse! I love the pockets.

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  8. I like the pockets too, very pretty! I will definetly check out the tutorials too, thanks.

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  9. I need one of these!! It looks great!

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  10. A very crisp shirt and very precise sewing. Good Job!

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  11. The perfect white shirt! I particularly love the pockets - they look beautifully sewn.

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  12. That's a GREAT white shirt! I'm jealous, my first white shirt is still on the table ready to be sewn... :)
    I carried your button back with me to my website, www.sewmuchtalent.com~ lol!

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  13. That's a beautiful shirt Lori, you did such a great job with it!

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  14. Well done! A white shirt is a must have basic in any woman's wardrobe and yours turned out lovely!

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  15. I love the pleated pockets detail. Cute shirt!

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  16. Nicely done! I do like the 1/2" buttons....good call.

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