Monday, November 19, 2018

Butterick 5997 Red-Blue Plaid

Butterick 5997 in plaid linen with bias pocket and cuffs.

Butterick 5997 is one of those sleeper patterns, the front of the envelope isn't going to sell many patterns but let me tell you this is a good one!


Butterick 5997 in plaid linen with bias pocket and cuffs.


I made this pattern once before, July 2015 and I do believe the fabric might have been from my first ever Style Maker Fabrics!  I love this blouse and wear it quite a bit but never made it again.  In fact, I am not sure what happened to the pattern.  I think it might have gotten lost during our remodel.  

Thanks to Emily Hallman and her Fancy Fridays, I was reminded of this pattern and ordered it again.

Butterick 5997 in plaid linen with bias pocket and cuffs.


My fabric is linen, it doesn't look like a traditional linen pattern.  The plaid and the colors remind me of fall, so I am wearing it now.  Here is the fabric at Mood Fabrics.

My changes:
  • The cuffs and pockets are cut on the diagonal
  • I cut the under collar on the bias and added a center seam.
  • I shortened the top, the tunic length doesn't look right on me
  • I should of lengthened the sleeves, so I used a smaller seam allowance on the cuffs.  That helped.
Here is the under collar

The bias

Butterick 5997 in plaid linen with bias pocket and cuffs. -


I love my new top and here is the back
Butterick 5997 in plaid linen with bias pocket and cuffs. - back


Heading out for the day, I put on a long (purchased) sweater with my new JCrew jeans!
Butterick 5997 in plaid linen with bias pocket and cuffs.




I used some chambray for the seam finish, sorry for the poor photo quality.

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